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Birds Sing Differently Here in Minneapolis

Daily from July 25-26
7:30 p.m.

Stories from 13 Iraqi-Minnesotan refugees and immigrants form the basis for Birds Sing Differently Here, a play presented by the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project. Created by Dylan Fresco and Taous Claire Khazem, the show is performed in both English and Arabic, and features an ensemble of professional actors. It’s part of IARP’s Iraqi Voices, a collaborative art lab that uses theater, film, and literature as tools to amplify immigrant and refugee experiences. An earlier version of the piece premiered at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio two years ago. This year, the program has been touring around the state, focusing on communities that grapple with Islamophobia.