New Canadian Plays
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In this companion anthology to Theatre and (Im)migration, plays by immigrant artists take a look at communication, historic moments, the immigrant and refugee experiences in Canada, accents, and more.
In The Aeneid, the classic tale of searching for a new home is reimagined into an urgent modern-day refugee story. Settling Africville is a dedication to the African American refugees of the War of 1812 that settled in Nova Scotia. The Tashme Project, a documentary-style play, carefully pieces together the experiences of Japanese Canadians who were in the internment camps in the 1940s. Foreign Tongue represents the mark that accents place on immigrants. In My Name Is Dakhel Faraj, the true story of a refugee of the Iraq war is presented in English, American Sign Language, and Arabic. And "In Sundry Languages" is a collection of multilingual skits on immigrant experiences.