The Whole World Waiting

In early 2012, with support from teaching artist Sonya Tomlinson, fifteen immigrant and refugee students created short performance pieces about specific aspects of their assimilation experience before, during, and after arrival in the United States. This suite of personal mythologies spins the American Dream on its axis, offering diverse perspectives on the ways we all participate in maintaining—or destroying—our own preconceptions of place.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn
Organized by Sonya Tomlinson
Starring the Young Writers & Leaders from The Telling Room
2012, 45m, HD