The International Institute of New England presents: Suitcase Stories®, a traveling
live performance series that features foreign and U.S.-born residents sharing
refugee and immigrant stories. The format of storytelling in a theatrical
setting is especially suited to these powerful tales of real-life experience.
2017, nearly 2,000 people saw a live performance of Suitcase Stories® and
thousands more watched a taped episode on PBS television. The responses from
those audience members spoke of how the performance challenged and expanded
their perceptions of refugees and immigrants. Proceeds from the performances
help support refugees and immigrants participating in IINE’s resettlement,
education, employment, and citizenship programs. The Suitcase Stories® series
provides a way for a community to dig beneath the headlines, exposes audiences
to the complexity of immigration issues, and directly impacts life-changing
refugee services. Join us.