Girl Be Heard Addresses Refugee Crisis in Displaced, Beginning Tonight

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Displaced, a new play about the refugee crisis, is presented in New York Jan. 22-25 by the theatre group Girl Be Heard.

Directed by Ashley Marinaccio, founder and artistic director of Girl Be Heard, Displaced plays the Nuyroican Poets Café.

The play was written by Girl Be Heard Company members in collaboration with multi-national asylum seekers from the Sandholm Refugee Camp in Denmark.

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Here's how the production is billed: "Through personal stories and those shared with Girl Be Heard company members from girls living in refugee camps abroad, the cast explores the injustices that make home such a fleeting dream for many. Displaced comes at a critical time for both US and communities abroad, as homelessness and displacement are the highest they've been in decades."

Talk backs with human rights leaders follow the performances.

Displaced is produced by Jessica Greer Morris, executive director and co-founder of Girl Be Heard.

The assistant director/assistant stage manager is Najah Imani Muhammad. Set and prop design is by Sparks Grassly, media and projection design is by Jeff Wood, lighting design is by Ashley Greiner and postcard design and costumes are by Ileany Fields. Ashley L Koenig is stage manager.

A non-profit theatre company, Girl Be Heard brings global issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to tell their stories.

Nuyroican Poets Café is located at 236 East 3rd Street. Visit girlbeheard.org for more information.

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