Monday, March 14, 2011

New Neighbors Play Launches Performance Series

A family has to leave their homeland and move to Vermont. At first, it is hard to adjust because things are so different here. Then, just as they begin to get settled, the father is robbed while walking home from work. The family is frightened and confused. Should they call the police?

Living the Good Life in Vermont was created by the Awareness Theater Company of VSA Vermont to help refugees and immigrants understand their rights when crime happens to them....and to help Vermonters understand the feelings and experiences of our new neighbors!

The play, which was written and directed by Emily Anderson, will be performed at local community venues, schools, and houses of worship across the state this spring, summer and fall. It is approximately 1/2 hour long, and there will be a question and answer period after each performance. Interpreters will be available for performances in specific cultural communities.

We can incorporate a performance of the play into a larger community or school event. To book a performance in your area, contact Ian Williams: or 802-399-9997.

To view a short psa about the play, visit

A video will also be available soon, free of charge, with translation into nine languages. To reserve a copy, contact Barbara Whitchurch:

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