9 Million and Counting

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Thursday 5 May 2016, 7.30PM to Sat 7 May 2016

An estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011. That number is still rising. Inspired by the theme of ‘migration’, the second year students of Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance at the University of York have created three distinct yet unified pieces of documentary theatre. Created from the exact words of over 100 interviews with members of the public, parliament, the media and refugees, each half-hour play presents the facts in an evening of politically charged theatre. 

Where The Heart Is
A child drifts through a battlefield of suspicion, absorbing the words they hear. Another waits at the door with a story about home; something everyone wants but not everyone has. Will you listen?

The Swarm
We are in the midst of a media storm.
A piece based on the search to identify the voices of the overheard and unheard, challenging the culture of accepting the media's portrayal of the refugee crisis.

You Were Saying?
The world has been presented with a complex moral dilemma. What can the individual do in response to a global crisis?

Tickets: £5, with 50% of each ticket sold going to Refugee Action York, a local charity which works to support refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in rebuiilding their lives. 
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Online ticket sales close at 4.30pm on the day of the performance or at 4.30pm on Friday 6th May, whichever is earlier. Any remaining tickets will be available for cash on the door.

Performances take place in the Black Box Theatre, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York - Campus East, YO10 5GB. There is free parking available or bus access via the number 66, the number 4 and the number 44.  Doors open at 7.15pm, performance starts at 7.30pm.

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Location: The Black Box, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Baird Lane, University of York Campus East.

Admission: Tickets: £5 with 50% of each ticket sold going to 'Refugee Action York'.