Journeys to Here was a project initiated by independent researcher Joy Denise Scott in Perth. Rebus Artistic Director Robin Davidson was approached to lead the project, taking a group of 24 young people from diverse migrant backgrounds through a workshop process over two and a half weeks, that culminated in a performance for World Refugee Day in Perth. Participants were from 13 different countries, with some 25 languages between them. They performed three short plays and a dance piece to an audience of approximately 130 people. One of the three plays was a Forum Theatre piece, that was forummed with the audience.
Participants from the project continue to meet and are planning their next project.
The project was assisted by ASeTTS, the Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors.
The project was supported by Curtin University School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts (MCCA) small research/creative production grants and the Community Arts Network WA, which manages the Catalyst Community Arts fund on behalf of the State of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts and is supported by the Mental Health Commission WA.