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What do you say to a 9 year old girl who is walking unaccompanied from Turkey to the UK?

Our Message From Far Away

Aug 5th @2pm

Ocean Gateway

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Since October of 2020, Remote Theater Project (RTP) has been working with teenage refugees and asylum-seekers in Portland Maine to create monologues, "Letters to Amal." These young artists attended a writing workshop via zoom with internationally recognized playwright Mudar Alhaggi, himself a Syrian refugee, as they crafted stories to share with Little Amal. 

Our performers will be joined by the Pihcintu

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Multinational Immigrant and Refugee Girls' Chorus, performing traditional Syrian music as well as an original composition-- written for Amal. The Chorus will be accompanied by Kinan Azmeh's City Band in addition to musicians of the Portland Symphony Orchestra

This performance will interact virtually with The Walk. Produced by Good Chance Theat​re, The Walk is a four-month Public Art spectacle following the journey of Little Amal, a 9-year old Syrian refugee represented by a 12-foot puppet. Little Amal will walk from Turkey to the U.K. starting in July and ending November, 2021. She will be welcomed by communities across Europe offering her performances and inspiration. RTP is proud to be the sole U.S. cultural organization to have an interaction with The Walk

I am so excited to bring this piece to Portland, to be collaborating with inspiring young New Mainers and partnering with wonderful local organizations”
- Alexandra Aron, Producing Artistic Director RTP

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