HOME IS WHERE...
Welcome to the Library. Here you will find a collection of cross-cultural stories, gathered from global nomads, immigrants, expats, and others who don't fit neatly into just one cultural box. 

They feel at home in London and Oman. Paris and Accra. San Francisco and Hong Kong. They also don't feel at home in those places, not completely. When you ask them, 'Where are you from?' they might say 'Well... how long have you got?'

Home Is Where... is an interactive oral history performance for public library spaces. The Librarians will guide you through the collection. Through your headphones, you'll hear the voices of Londoners from all over the world. While you're here, you can add your story to the collection, to be heard by the next visitors to the Library.

If you don't belong anywhere, you belong with us.
COMING
2019
“I just belong to this world, that’s my nationality. I’m global.”
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CAMDEN PEOPLE'S THEATRE 2016

RICH MIX 2016

THEATRE DELICATESSEN 2017

Home Is Where... was “Born In D&D” and scratched at Camden People’s Theatre and The Cockpit in January & February 2016. We explored the idea of an Embassy for Third Culture Kids, using headphone verbatim performance, original music, and ensemble movement.

Directed by Amy Clare Tasker
Written by Guleraana Mir
Music by Yaiza Varona
Movement by Paula Paz
Featuring Sharlit Deyzac, Joanna Greaney, Anna-Maria Nabirye, Mark Ota, and Kal Sabir.
 

With support from Kings Place Music Foundation and Rich Mix, we spent the summer of 2016 devising a full-length performance. We framed the verbatim interviews in a dystopian future: if they're sending everyone back where they came from, where do you go if you don't know where home is?

Directed by Amy Clare Tasker
Written by Guleraana Mir
Music by Yaiza Varona
Movement by Paula Paz
Featuring Sharlit Deyzac, Leonora Fyfe, Joanna Greaney, Mark Ota, and Kal Sabir.

Taking apart our political dystopia, we remade a simpler framework for the interviews which centres the verbatim stories. Working in Theatre Delicatessen's Old Library, away from a proscenium stage, we discovered the power of immersing the audience in an interactive library of stories.

Directed by Amy Clare Tasker
Written by Guleraana Mir
Music by Yaiza Varona
Movement by Elizabeth Mary Williams
Featuring Carmina Bernhardt, Sharlit Deyzac, Rachel Handshaw, Bert Roman, and Andrew Troy.

VIDEO: highlights from the development of Home Is Where in 2016

IMAGE CREDITS
Mark Ota, Kal Sabir, Joanna Greaney, Sharlit Deyzac, and Anna-Maria Nabirye at Camden People's Theatre. Photo by Charlie Kerson.

Leonora Fyfe, Sharlit Deyzac, and Mark Ota at Rich Mix. Photo by Aslam Husain Photography.

Carmina Bernhard, Andrew Troy, Sharlit Deyzac, Bert Roman, and Rachel Handshaw at the Old Library. Photo by Daniel Pacquette.

Video by David Sentosa.