Takoma Park Refugee Theater Project

Pictured left to right: Emile Ivan Minang, Meaza Gebregiorgis, Benjamin Frey (President, Takoma Foundation), Leslie Sapp, and Jean Junior Morisset

In these divisive and uncertain times, the Takoma Foundation is proud to have funded the Takoma Park Refugee Theater Project. Led by Takoma Park-based theater artist and ESOL teacher Leslie Sapp, three adult immigrants and asylum seekers from Ethiopia, Cameroon and Haiti who reside in Takoma Park and Silver Spring engaged in a series of ensemble theater devising techniques and co-created “Tonight We Leave.” The original theatrical collage is based on the actors’ life stories as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. Recent performances at the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium and Takoma Park Presbyterian Church represented the culmination of this original theatrical collage before a live audience. Bravo!