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The Combat Hippies
AMAL

A showcase of a work-in-progress theater/spoken word piece about the effects of war on both U.S. combat veterans and Middle Eastern refugees.

Written and performed by the Combat Hippies, an ensemble of Latino and Black Iraq War veterans, and directed by award-winning theater artist Teo Castellanos, the story follows Amal (Arabic for “hope”), a young Middle Eastern woman born on Sept. 11, 2001. A symbol of the migration movements of refugees from war-torn countries, Amal’s story is told through several perspectives—her own, and those of family members, American combat veterans and other refugees. The work is derived from personal stories shared in interviews with U.S. combat veterans and Middle Eastern refugees and is intended to humanize the experience of war by sharing tales of and resilience.

COMING IN MAY 2018

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