To dramatize the crisis of Syrian refugees, I have written LIFE JACKET (Our free download), a play about a woman traveling by inflatable raft from Turkey to Greece to seek asylum. The play revolves around the purchase of a life jacket. Subsequently I saw in The New York Times a photo of a merchant standing in front of his men’s store. In one window were mannequins dressed in suits, white shirts, and ties. In the other window were mannequins dressed in life jackets and jeans. I pondered how people try to live their lives as normally as possible even during times of great stress or struggle. As a result I have written BUSINESS AS USUAL, a poignant piece of a young couple from Syria coping with the mundane things of life as they prepare to begin a dangerous voyage across the sea to Greece from Turkey.
NEW PLAY: BUSINESS AS USUAL
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