Barfield Heather

Home institution: Austin Community College

Host institution: CNRS - Aix-Marseille Université

Field of study: Theater Arts

Project Title: Performing Migrant Stories            

Project Summary: Performing Migrant Stories is a collaborative, creative, theatrical, and arts-based research (ABR) project that focuses on migrants in and around Aix-Marseille University, in partnership with Compagnie La Scène Manassa.Performing Migrant Stories is a pursuit in understanding personal experiences of human beings who have lost homes and homeland due to the ravages of violence and/or economic collapse. This project uses methods of devised performance, storytelling, applied theatre and self-reflexive ethnography to evoke alternative modes of transformational healing and identity, and to interrogate cultural assimilation with voluntary participants from both migrant and local communities.



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