No Place Called Home
February 19 - February 22, 2015
Written and Performed by Kim Schultz
With live accompaniment by Ronnie Malley
Falling in love with an Iraqi refugee was never part of Kim Schultz’s plan, but a man named Omar changed all that. No Place Called Home is that unexpected story—a story about an American woman and an Iraqi man, a story about one refugee in 2 million, a story that isn’t supposed to be a love story.
Commissioned by Intersections International
Original Production Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
With Original Score Composed by Amikaeyla Gaston
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Recently transplanted to Chicago from New York City, Kim Schultz is a writer, actress and teacher. Locally, she appeared in the 2013 production of A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre. Other theatrical credits include: Yang Zen Froggs at Theatre de la Jeune Lune (Minneapolis); King Lear at Ten Thousand Things (Minneapolis); and The Comedy of Errors at New England Shakespeare Festival (New York). In 2008, Kim wrote and performed a critically acclaimed autobiographical solo show performed off-Broadway called, The F Trip. After traveling to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria in the fall of 2009, Kim was commissioned to write a new play to draw attention to the Iraqi refugee crisis. No Place Called Home is the result. Kim is a published author, having recently published a small journal-style book about her experience in the Middle East called “Story Diary”, with The Veterans Book Project. Kim is also a prize-winning short story author, a storytelling champion and has numerous published articles about the Iraqi refugee crisis. She is currently working on a larger memoir about her experience in the Middle East called Three Days in Damascus.