CCM helps African refugees learn to perform
May 6, 2011
Residents of the world's largest refugee camp are gaining hope and a bit better understanding of what it means to be human thanks to the work of a pair of UC alumni and representatives from the College-Conservatory of Music.
Equipped with their '05 CCM degrees, Michael Littig and Julianna Bloodgood traveled to Kenya to form a theater company amongst the youth of Dadaab, a refugee camp with a population of around 300,000 people. In June, a contingent of five CCM students —Alyssa Caputo, Cameron Davis, Kristopher Dean, Will Kiley and Mikayla Stanley — led by drama chair Richard Hess, will join them for a week to help African youth refugees create original theater projects.