Suitcase Stories Near You!

Somerville, MA

Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
Friday, January 31
8:00 pm

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Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA

Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA
October 23 – Jan 26

Suitcase Stories videos and storytellers will be featured in Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art exhibit, “When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art,”.

Thursday, Nov 7 special ICA talk-back with storytellers, moderated by Cheryl Hamilton – tickets available 24 hours before

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What is Suitcase Stories?

Suitcase Stories® is a traveling live performance series, workshop curriculum, and community engagement tool 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.

Since the program was launched in 2017, more than 10,000 people have attended a performance or showcase 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 all Suitcase Stories® activities 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.

Click here to donate to Suitcase Stories
Click here to read about Suitcase Stories in the Boston Globe
Click here to learn more about our Suitcase Stories program

Bring Suitcase to you

Smaller custom shows produced in partnership with schools, universities, faith institutions, local partners and businesses.
These shows include a combination of feature Suitcase storytellers and local voices.

Bring Suitcase Stories®to your business, school, or community group
Learn more about Suitcase In The Workplace
Learn more about Suitcase In Schools
Learn more about Suitcase In The Community

View past stories

How can I make a bigger impact?

PLATINUM SPONSOR | $10,000 – Presenting Series Sponsor

• 10 tickets to a live mainstage performance
• Acknowledgment as a sponsor for pilot podcast series
• Name or company logo will appear on all event/podcast outreach
• Special recognition on IINE’s website and social media before events

GOLD SPONSOR | $5,000 – Series Sponsor

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

SILVER SPONSOR | $2,500 – Series Sponsor

• 4 tickets to choice of live performance
• Company logo on event communications and programs for that show
• Special recognition on IINE’s website and social media before event

COPPER SPONSOR | $1,000 – Local Show Sponsor

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

View the “Suitcase Sponsorship packet” PDF
Bring Suitcase Stories®to your business, school, or community group
View The “Suitcase In Schools” PDF
View The “Suitcase In The Community” PDF
View The “Suitcase In The Workplace” PDF