Essential Voices project

Syrian Refugee Theatre Project, Stage 1

Stage 1 of Essential’s Syrian Refugee Theatre Project (working title) took place in the spring and early summer of 2018 and was made possible through funding from


About Stage 1, Connection and Story Gathering:

Thanks to support from Turner Voices, between March and July 2018, Essential Theatre worked to build relationships with and gather the stories, insights and perspectives of Syrian refugees and their families from around metro-Atlanta through one-on-one interviews and community dialogues. We sought out Syrian refugees, of course, but also others connected to Syrian refugees – refugee service organization volunteers and staff; neighbors, family and friends of Syrian refugees.

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