I Want A Country

Assistant Costume Designer

In this production of I Want a Country by Andreas Flourakis, the director, Fadi Skeiker, set the focus on the journey that many Syrian refugees endure as they escape Syria. In a site-specific space, the audience follows three separate groups of refugees staing at camps before joining together on a raft to float across the sea.

As part of my assistant duties, I was asked to do research on the varieties of life vests that are used, especially with Syrian refugees, and to source them all. Below is my spreadsheet of the different varieties and our sourcing options.

IWAC Life Vest Research

Check out the universities' spotlight video on the production!

Production Credits:

Director: Fadi Skeiker

Translation: Eleni Drivas

Set/Object/Puppet Designer: Lindsey Silver

Costume Designer: Cassie Allen

Lighting Designer: J. Dominic Chacon

Sound Design: Damien Figureas

Projection Designer: Alan Price

Stage Manager: Erica Raelee

Produced by The University of the Arts

Photos by Paola Nogueras


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