GloHeart, a displaced lullaby

Posted by: Mark at 1:40 pm on December 21st, 2017

GloHeart, a Displaced Lullaby is a play with songs and sounds by Susan Parenti & Mark Enslin based on the book Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking, by Faranak Miraftab. The play traces the paths of people who have migrated from Togo, Mexico, and Detroit to work in a pork processing plant in Illinois, asking: How is an immigrant produced? How are you looking at me? Along the way we meet a hapless film crew, curious locals, and a big deep hole in the road. Forty-five-minute performance followed by discussion with the book author and performers.

We are looking for more venues (particularly free, educational, community-based), more performers (particularly people who have personal experience with the issues of the play), and audiences, beginning late January 2018. Contact us for more info and if you wish to help.