Anon(ymous): Homer’s Odyssey Reimagined

Anon(ymous): Homer’s Odyssey Reimagined

Anon(ymous) is a reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey that tells a story of immigration, identity, and searching for “home”. Set in America, Anon(ymous) takes the Odyssey’s Greek gods and monsters and reinvents them as people, both good and evil, just like us.

The premiere will feature a pre-show address by Evangelina Alvarez, the Public Policy Coordinator at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center. Eva’s pre-recorded address will discuss the experiences of immigrants in Michigan, including resources that they have been denied throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The premiere will also include a post-show talkback featuring Rep. Shri Thanedar, Michigan’s 3rd district representative, Dr. Lauren Duquette-Rury, author of Exit and Voice: The Paradox of Cross-Border Politics

in Mexico, and Sabrina Balgamwalla, Director of the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic at Wayne State University. This panel will discuss the themes of the show and how they translate to the real-world experiences of immigrants in Michigan and beyond.

Anon(ymous) is TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences), so it is written to be entertaining and educational for young audiences. This show explores some challenging and dark subjects, so its content is best for audiences aged 13+.

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