made possible with support from the british council/connect za
Refuge is a cross-continental storytelling exchange that engages ethnographic research, documentary and verbatim theatre to uncover the stories of asylum seekers and immigrants from two cities. Part improvised performance, part live storytelling event, collaborators Amy Jephta (SA) and Paul Walter Blinkhorn (UK) aim to uncover often ignored narratives: of people who live on the fringes or under the radar, who inspire irrational fear, are almost invisible or have become part of the texture of the cosmopolitan city. Who are ‘they’…? How did they get here…? What were they seeking refuge from?