Suitcase Stories 2018

Treehouse Theatre


I laughed so hard in the beginning, cried in the middle and couldn’t stop smiling at the end.

In Suitcase Stories, young refugees who have experienced the horror of war, trauma and persecution, perform their own true stories in a symphony of spoken word, music and movement.

Young refugees from Iraq and Syria now attending Holroyd High School and Intensive English Centre, will charm and inspire with their humour, honesty and innocence as they perform pivotal moments from their lives. It’s the magic of authentic voices, calling us to share their stories of horror and joy, of laughter and pain, of wonder and resilience.

The performance consists of some 25 vignettes which will leave audiences not only laughing and smiling but with a greater understanding of the refugee journey and the amazing contribution these young people are already making to the Australian community.

Come, and enjoy a life-changing 90 minutes. As one audience member noted, you will leave transformed – “I laughed so hard in the beginning, cried in the middle and couldn’t stop smiling at the end.”

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Presented by Treehouse Theatre
This performance contains loud or sudden sounds.

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

3-6 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Dance, The Arts - Drama, English, History, Geography , Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education


Refugees, Cultural Perspectives, Autobiographical, Global Connections, Changing Places, Self Worth, Respect, Diversity.


Dance, Drama, Physical Theatre


90mins inc Q&A


$18 per student


York Theatre, Seymour Centre (Chippendale, NSW)

School Term:
Term 4


Thur 15 Nov. 10am, 12:30pm
Fri 16 Nov. 10am, 12:30pm, 7pm

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