The goal of the Antigone of Syria drama workshop that was the foundation for We Are Not Princesses was to run an open workshop where Syrian women refugees have a safe place to express their bodies and their minds. Their hard work culminated in three performances at Al Madina Theatre, Beirut in December 2014.
The women who we welcomed on to the project engaged with one another in many ways, including by recounting their personal stories from Syria. We then worked together to blend some of these stories into the ancient Greek text. The end result was a 21st century Syrian adaptation of Sophocles’ tragic tale.