an original idea developed by The Moving Company
directed by Dominique Serrand
McGuire Proscenium Stage


A relevant and evocative world premiere

From the internationally renowned ensemble The Moving Company (Dominique Serrand, Steven Epp, Christina Baldwin and Nathan Keepers – core members of the former Theatre de la Jeune Lune), comes Refugia, a riveting investigation of those who find themselves at the crossroads of transition. Composed of nine interconnected chapters, the play explores exile, borders and the displacement of people – from a solitary old man settling into a nursing home to a gathering of Kurdish women at the Syrian Turkish border. At once funny and poetic, theatrical and cinematic, Refugia is not to be missed.


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A relevant and evocative world premiere.


Steven Epp and Jamal Abdunnasir. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Rendah Heywood and Orlando Pabotoy. Photo by Dan Norman.

Christina Baldwin and Nathan Keepers. Photo by Dan Norman.

Kendra Vie Boheme Dennard. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Rendah Heywood, Orlando Pabotoy, Kendra Vie Boheme Dennard, Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Christina Baldwin. Photo by Dan Norman. 

In the news

Feature story

'Dominique Serrand on Refugia'

Read the MinnPost interview with Director Dominique Serrand about devising this world premiere.


‘With ‘Refugia,’ The Moving Company finds its place’

Read the St. Paul Pioneer Press review. 



Jamal Abdunnasir

Abdou/ Ensemble

Christina Baldwin


Kendra 'Vie Boheme' Dennard


Steven Epp


Rendah Heywood

Faridah/ Ensemble

Nathan Keepers


Orlando Pabotoy

Aadheen/ Ensemble

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Joseph Haj

Artistic Director

Dominique Serrand


Riccardo Hernández

Scenic Designer

Sonya M. Berlovitz

Costume Designer

Marcus F. Dilliard

Lighting Designer

Scott W. Edwards

Sound Designer

Shawn Duan

Projection Designer

Jo Holcomb


Mira K. Kehoe

Vocal Coach

Aaron Preusse

Fight Director

Jason Clusman

Stage Manager

Michele Hossle

Assistant Stage Manager

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Refugia: A Dialogue about Collaboration, Representation and Community

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