Refugee Stories in Their Own Words

November 2016, March 2017


Guerrillas said, “Your kids are yours until they’re 10. Then they’re ours.”
They had a 9-year-old son.

Is any sacrifice too great to protect your family? A brand new production, created by theatre artists at Trinity Western University, shares the real-life experiences of refugees to Canada. Five actors transform into multiple characters in this unforgettable journey, knit together by verbatim testimony and original music.

Discover the personal, human stories hidden beneath the headlines. From the Mennonite immigrants who fled Europe after World War II, to the current global refugee crisis, the stories in disPLACE offer a unique glimpse into the bonds that tie all of us together.

Each performance is followed by an optional talkback.


THURSDAY, MARCH 2 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Mennonite Heritage Museum
1818 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
By donation at the door (suggested minimum $10)
Doors open 30 minutes ahead to view the exhibit “Along the Road to Freedom”
Partial proceeds to MCC Refugee Assistance
To reserve: email jessica.darkglasstheatre@gmail.com

FRIDAY, MARCH 3  @ 2 p.m and 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Western University Richmond
5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
disPLACE Richmond Tickets

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 @ 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Cultch, 1895 Venables, Vancouver

Media Coverage of disPLACE
Canadian Mennonite:
Abby News: http://www.abbynews.com/community/401916035.html
Darpan Magazine: http://www.darpanmagazine.com/events/networking/twu-stages-world-premiere-about-refugees-to-canada
Langley Times: http://www.langleytimes.com/entertainment/401318805.html
Canadian Immigrant: http://canadianimmigrant.ca/entertainment/arts/displace-refugee-stories-in-their-own-words-uses-theatre-to-tell-the-immigrant-story


  • Uliana Akulenko
  • Emmett Hanly
  • Keenan Marchand
  • Kate Nundal
  • Jane Oliphant


  • Director: Angela Konrad
  • Assistant Director: Jessica Garden
  • Stage Manager: Alexandria Bay
  • Lighting Designer: Graham Ockley