Fringe Presents: Welcome Home

Fringe Presents: Welcome Home is a curated lineup of artists sharing personal accounts of immigration, finding and defining home. Join us as we put these deeply moving stories center stage at The Crane Theater in Northeast Minneapolis, March 27-29, 2020

Tickets*  Prices**

Single Seats =$30 advance / $35 door
20+ Tickets  =$25 ea (online)
40+ Tickets  =$20 ea (online)

*Show includes performances from all 3 artists/companies lasting a total of approximately 2 hours, including a short intermission.
**Group sales discounts automatically applied at checkout. All online purchases are subject to $2 order processing fee.

Founded in 2007, the Minneapolis-based Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project engages Iraqis and Americans in the arts, education, and cultural and professional exchanges in an effort to counter negative stereotypes, strengthen cultural awareness and understanding, and provide a platform for cross-cultural dialogue.

Iraqi Voices: Stories From Our Neighbors weaves together stories of sweetness, sorrow, and discovery from Hannaa Al-Azzawi, Nada Alabbasi, and Bahaa Al Shaikhli. The adaptation from the play Birds Sing Differently Here is directed by Dylan Fresco.

With live comedic input from his director, Robert Dorfman, performer Avi Aharoni made a splash at the 2019 Festival with Wandering Jew Productions' award-winning show Operation: Immigration, recounting the incredible life and journey of the man who raised him.

"This is a fascinating and inspiring immigrant story, about a man who sacrificed his whole life for his family's safety and security. But even more than that, it's a love letter from a son to a father, one that it was a privilege to witness..." --Cherry and Spoon

Gabriel Mata/Movements is a Mexican-American dance choreographer, educator, and performer whose work is commissioned on a national scale. He has won several accolades for his dance, including local awards at the Festival both with his debut Fringe show, 2017's Out of the Shadows and with 2018's Dreaming. Excerpts from This is where/I Begin... will question the notions/constructs of "citizenship."

"The resistance of the tape matches his Latinx body, which refuses to adhere to a rigid line or any national border."-- José Alfaro

Performances will be hosted by two local artists with their own ties to the Fringe Presents: Welcome Home theme.

  • Writer, actor, and stand-up comedian, Ali Sultan, immigrated to the United States when he was 14 and now hosts a podcast “Stories with my Muslim Mom” which has included guests from Somalia, Pakistan, Guatemala, and the Philippines telling their own migration tales. 
  • Labor leader, activist, podcaster, writer, storyteller and Fringe artist, Javier Morillo-Alicea, is a leader in the immigrant rights movement who has published commentaries in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In 2008, he received a Progressive Leaders Award for State Legislative Immigration Campaigns. He also co-hosted a podcast called “Wrong About Everything” that focused on bipartisan, irreverent views of Minnesota and national politics.


Fringe Presents is made possible with generous support from The Edelman Playwriting Prize awarded by Theater League of Kansas City
to recognize its founder and president Mark Edelman.  
Fringe Presents: Welcome Home is sponsored in part by Prokosch Law, LLC.


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