March 16, 2021 - March 21, 2021
Being Here: the Refugee Project
Hosted by Belfry Theatre
From the creators of Home Is A Beautiful Word—our powerful and acclaimed verbatim play about homelessness—comes a celebration of brave spirits and human hearts – turning true life into a powerful theatrical experience.
Refugees from around the world and their Canadian sponsors—from Victoria to Halifax—share their experiences in their own words. Their remarkable escapes—and their reasons for escaping.
Their sponsors experience the flush of good intentions—and come face-to-face with the complexity of human nature. Triumphs, disappointments and the delicate balance between ideals and reality—these are real life stories—in the words and voices of real people.
Joel Bernbaum compiled and edited the interviews for Home is a Beautiful Word (Belfry 2014), dramaturged and directed by Michael Shamata.
The Belfry is offering a special $10 ticket rate for VocalEye users on Sunday, March 21 that allows you to watch the show online any time between 11 am and 8 pm that day. Please call 250-385-6815 to arrange your discount and ticket link. This show will not be described, but a pre-show introduction will be provided in Word doc format.