The story of displacement is a universal human story. Whether displaced through forces beyond our control, through choice, or even through the acceleration of cultural and technological evolution around us, all humans are marked by adaptation and re-orientation. Understanding this is understanding ourselves.
In 2016, The Telling Project first worked with a group of Afghan and Iraqi refugees, putting them on stage alongside US military personnel who served in these countries. In 2019, The Telling Project officially launched its new initiative, “The Same Moon,” creating performances in which immigrant and refugee populations had the opportunity to tell their stories of to their communities. Whether generations past, or in their own lifetimes, every American citizen bears the legacy of displacement – an experience that has impacted, and unites, us all.
In the age of information, The Telling Project creates relationships.
In the age of media, The Telling Project connects people.
In the age of opinion, The Telling Project explores experience.