Song of Home
Song of Home: A theatrical meditation on global displacement
Devised and Directed by Monica Payne
Costume and Props Design – Rachel Sypniewski
Lighting and Sound Design – Eric Watkins
Featuring: Dreaa Baudy, Melessie Clark, Jodi Gage, Noah Hazzard, Tiffany Mitchenor, Malena Ramirez, and Lauren Vogel (with additional devising by Jordan Phillips)
Theatre Lumina presents its newest devised work, Song of Home, a series of movement etudes confronting America’s complicated relationship with global displacement. Experienced by way of three displaced women coming to the United States, SONG OF HOME is a theatrical meditation on the rich dynamic between a country’s identity and its accountability to the displaced.
This project was first presented in a workshop phase in New Orleans in spring, 2019 and then toured to Chisinau, Moldova and Lodz, Poland in Feb. of 2020. It was remounted in the summer of 2022 for the Chicago Physical Festival at the Den Theatre in Wicker Park.
Produced by Theatre Lumina with support from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Newcomb Institute, and the Carol Lavin Bernick Family Foundation.