Laeib / Play!

The Cause

As part of our 2016-2017 Season Concrete Theatre, Edmonton’s foremost Theatre for Young Audiences company is launching a new week-long Spring outreach program for Syrian refugee children called Laeib/Play!

Building on the success of our commissioned play Honey and Nuts by Syrian theatre professionals and playwrights Aksam Alyousef and Amena Shehab at our 2016 Sprouts Festival of New Plays for Kids, and the opening next season of our new rehearsal and classroom space in Old Strathcona, we will be launching a special and fun-filled 5 day Spring Break drama camp for refugee children from Syria March 27 to March 31, 2017 in The Playhouse in Edmonton.

Who Will it Benefit?

Geared specially towards the unique needs of newcomer children ages 6-12 from Syria who are learning English, recovering from the trauma of war and finding ways to adapt and fit into a new culture, this week-long camp for up to 15 children will be held over the March Spring Break and be gently taught in Arabic and English. Fa