Duration: 90 minutes
Audience: Adult
Audience Size: 300
Puppet Style: Rod
Language(s): English
Personnel: 5
Video: Yes
Description: Sandglass Theater's new production is a response to this crisis. Working with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, we are understanding the challenges that face refugees: physical, emotional, and spiritual. Babylon looks at the relationship of refugees to their homelands, lost and new, and the conflicts that exist within the countries to which they flee. We have interviewed resettled refugees in order to gain first-hand insight into their plight, trauma, and that challenges of resettlement. All our lives are changed by this migration. In Vermont, the town of Rutland's announcement that it will accept 100 Syrian refugees has been met with vitriolic racist opposition. This is a vital conversation in all communities, whether they are directly impacted by newly-resettled refugees or not.