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    Salon Mashup

    Deported / a dream play (excerpts) will be presented in London as part of Salon Mashup, a collaborative arts + performance festival that will take place Jan. 31 -  Feb. 3, at Shoreditch Town Hall, a popular contemporary arts venue in east London. Deported will be directed by Bill Barclay of Shakespeare’s Globe and will feature Agni Scott. For [...]

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    DEPORTED / a dream play

    Deported / a dream play by Joyce Van Dyke played to sold-out houses at Boston’s Modern Theatre in its first production, March 8-April 1, 2012. Directed by Judy Braha, Deported  was produced by Boston Playwrights’ Theatre in association with Suffolk University.  The production featured Armenian dancing choreographed by Apo Ashjian of Sayat Nova Dance Company.  Real-life photos of [...]

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The Playwright

Posted by on August 12, 2012

Joyce Van Dyke’s plays have received numerous productions and awards.  Deported / a dream play was first produced in 2012 at Boston’s Modern Theatre (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, in association with Suffolk University).  Deported was the recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation and the Boston University Center for the Humanities, an O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference [...]

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The Play

Posted by on November 27, 2011

Deported is a dream play.  The story of two women friends, it fuses the everyday and the surreal.  Dreams evoke the repercussions of a long-ago genocide, down through more than a century – from 1915 to 2015 and beyond. “Memories and dreams interweave in this tale of enduring friendship incorporating music and dance …Deported celebrates the [...]

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The History

Posted by on November 27, 2011

Deported / a dream play is inspired by the true stories of its two main characters – the playwright’s grandmother, Elmas Sarajian Boyajian, and her best friend, Varter Nazarian Deranian (the mother of Dr. H. Martin Deranian).  The history in brief: during the two decades before World War I, the Ottoman government engaged in repeated massacres [...]