Author archives: Leena BJORKQVIST

What do you do when a Small Boy Jumps out of a Cardboard Box in the Middle of your show?

The last tour of Meeting the Odyssey was planned in 2012 to happen in Greece, the home of the Odyssey. The idea was to show respect to the European cultural heritage and stand in solidarity with the financially struggling country. We set out to encourage dialogue to reduce prejudice. In the summer of 2016 the…

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Meeting the Odyssey : a social theatre project

Can Theatre Help You Understand What it Means To Be a Refugee? I recently attended the most emotionally stirring theater experience of the year. I was doing the evaluation of the three-year long Meeting the Odyssey project in Italy. It featured many performances, the most memorable being the refugee themed one, relying on audience participation.…

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