‘no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark’
Warsan Shire, Home

HOME? curated by actor and refugee-child Noma Dumezweni, brings together global voices, stories and experiences to mark Refugee Week 2021 (14–20 Jun) across three new commissions, created in collaboration with refugee artists.

The series of world premiere monologues will celebrate and recognise those who have sought safety from their homes, their place within our collective community and the journey that it took to get there.

Please see our trigger warnings and age guidance page for more information on each monologue.

Now I’m Gonna Get Paid, written by Dina Nayeri and performed by Betsabeh Emran

The Displaced, written by Viet Thanh Nguyen and performed by Elizabeth Chan, Taheen Modak, John Pfumojena and Michael Phong Le

Then and Now, written by Natasha Walter and performed by Harriet Walter

One Voice: Solo Performances are funded by the TS Eliot Estate

These are some of the refugee charities that we have collaborated with during this project. Visit their websites below to find out more about them. 

Phosphoros Theatre
Phosphoros Theatre is a charity that makes socially engaged performance with, for, and by refugees and asylum seekers.

Routes supports refugee and asylum seeking women in London to grow in confidence, build connections and access opportunities through creative workshops and 1:1 mentoring.

Women for Refugee Women
Working to support and empower refugee women to tell their own stories and campaign for a fairer asylum system

Your Old Vic is our way of keeping connected to our audiences – even when our building was closed. You can visit our digital channels to be entertained, educated and inspired and follow the hashtag #YourOldVic for the latest announcements on new content.

Excerpt from “Home”: By Warsan Shire, copyright ©. Reprinted by permission of the author

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