Swine Palace and LSU Theatre are excited to celebrate World Theatre Day on March 27th with a reading of O, My Sweet Land written by Amir Nizar Zuabi and presented by Leila Buck. This reading will be paired with food that speaks to the origin and themes of this piece. In addition, a panel discussion about the script and the issues that it addresses, specifically the Syrian refugee crisis, will follow the reading.
This presentation is a part of the Taking Refuge project. Taking Refuge is an examination of the current refugee crises around the world, by artists, activists, academics and individuals directly affected by war and political violence. They are working to fight xenophobia and misinformation regarding refugees and people seeking asylum in the U.S. Taking Refuge officially launches on World Theatre Day, March 27, 2017.