No Place Called Home, An Iraq-Inspired Love Story, to Premiere Off-Broadway

News   No Place Called Home, An Iraq-Inspired Love Story, to Premiere Off-Broadway
 
No Place Called Home, a new play written and performed by Kim Schultz based on her experiences falling for an Iraqi refugee she interviewed, will have its Off-Broadway premiere Oct. 6-31, with an official opening set for Oct. 8.

The play, directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde and featuring music by Amikaeyla Gaston, will have a "nomadic" run, performing at the Wild Project, 3LD and the cell theatre.

No Place Called Home is produced by Intersections International, with Parlagreco Produtions in collaboration with Aaron Louis and 3-Legged Dog, the cell and Wild Project. The play is presented as part of the Iraqi Voices Amplification Project (IVAP), "a global initiative started by Intersections International to use the power of the arts to call attention to the displacement of more than 4 million Iraqis as a result of the US military involvement in Iraq," according to press notes. The play came out of a three-week immersion trip to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria that eight American artists, including Schultz and Gaston, took in order to speak to refugees and create pieces designed to humanize the refugee crisis.

According to press notes, "Falling in love with one of the refugees was never part of Schultz’s plan, but an Iraqi man named Omar changed all that. No Place Called Home is that unexpected story—a true story about an American woman and an Iraqi man, a story about one refugee out of 4 million, a story that isn’t supposed to be a love story."

Schultz has written and performed the autobiographical solo show The F Trip Off-Broadway. She has also written and performed for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and runs the Kim Schultz IMprov school in New York.

For more information, visit noplacecalledhome.com. For tickets, call (212) 868-4444 or visit smarttix.com.

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