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What is Suitcase Stories?

Suitcase Stories® is a traveling live performance series that features foreign and U.S.-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories. The format of storytelling in a theatrical setting is especially suited to these powerful tales of real-life experience.

In 2017, nearly 2,000 people saw a live performance of Suitcase Stories® and thousands more watched a taped episode on PBS television. The responses from those audience members spoke of how the performance challenged and expanded their perceptions of refugees and immigrants. Proceeds from the performances help support refugees and immigrants participating in IINE’s resettlement, education, employment, and citizenship programs. The Suitcase Stories® series provides a way for a community to dig beneath the headlines, exposes audiences to the complexity of immigration issues, and directly impacts life-changing refugee services. Join us.

Where can I see it?

Sunday, Sept 30th

Palace Theater • 80 Hanover Street in Manchester, NH

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

About the International Institute & MassMouth partnership

The mission of the International Institute of New England is to create opportunities for refugees and immigrants to succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship. Each year IINE serves nearly 2,000 refugees and immigrants across three sites in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts and Manchester, New Hampshire. MassMouth promotes the timeless art of storytelling through competitive slams, unique showcases and customized events. Massmouth provides new and seasoned teller with opportunities to share their stories with others and produces a nationally-televised PBS series called Stories from the Stage in partnership with WGBH and the World Channel.

How can I make a bigger impact?

PLATINUM SPONSOR | $10,000 – Presenting Series Sponsor

• 10 tickets to choice of live performance
• Name or company logo will appear on all event communications and programs
• Special recognition on IINE’s website and social media leading up to the events

GOLD SPONSOR | $5,000 – Series Sponsor

• 8 tickets to choice of live performance
• Name or company logo will appear on all event communications and programs
• Special recognition on IINE’s website and social media leading up to the event

SILVER SPONSOR | $2,500 – Series Sponsor

• 4 tickets and invitation to choice of live performance
• Name or company logo will appear on all event communications and programs
• Special recognition on IINE’s website and social media leading up to the event

COPPER SPONSOR | $1,000 – Local Show Sponsor

• 4 tickets to choice of live performance
• Name in program at one live performance (sponsor’s choice)
• Special recognition on social media leading up to the event

BRONZE SPONSOR | $500 – Local Show Sponsor

• 4 tickets at choice of live performance
• Name in program at one live performance (sponsor’s choice)

Thanks to our sponsors