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Refuge Malja

Translation by Ali Al Mshakheel

October 30, 2018 - November 18, 2018 | 7:30pm | Portland Stage

Supported by a Maine Humanities Council Arts & Humanities Grant

When a Jewish-American war photographer feels compelled to assist a young refugee who steps in front of her camera,  she calls an old friend to translate but hesitates to reveal why she is so drawn to the boy. This poetic, decade-spanning drama explores how we each define and find our own malja (refuge). Affiliate Artist Bess Welden’s Refuge * Malja * ملجأ was developed at the 2017 Little Festival of the Unexpected. Get tickets


Arts & Humanities grants, a partnership between the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission, support innovative community projects that have BOTH arts and humanities components.