Conceived and Created by Kaneza Schaal & Christopher Myers
Directed by Kaneza Schaal
Written & Designed by Christopher Myers
Produced by ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann



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“Reminds Young Audiences: We All Got Here From Somewhere”
 The New York Times

Young People’s Theatre is thrilled to co-host a special, one-time-only streaming of the acclaimed CARTOGRAPHY. In recognition of World Refugee Day, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is screening CARTOGRAPHY in partnership with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Although we were unable to present CARTOGRAPHY following the cancellation of our 2019.20 season, we’re so excited to announce this online opportunity to experience the powerful production, followed by a Facebook Live Q&A with the creators. Join us Friday, June 19 at noon! Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Produced by New York’s acclaimed ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann,
CARTOGRAPHY is a bold and eloquently told story of one of the most complex issues of our time. Four young people step out from behind today’s headlines to tell the human story of mass migration, leaving their worlds behind and beginning anew. Performed by a diverse company of actors from El Salvador, Syria, Lebanon, and Rwanda, this is theatre for our times, for all ages, and at its most relevant.

In this one-time-only streaming event, bridge the distance and experience
CARTOGRAPHY online in this multi-camera filming from February 2020. The event will be streamed on FRIDAY, JUNE 19 at 12PM EST. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with the play’s creators Kaneza Schaal (director) & Christopher Myers (writer and designer).

The streaming will be available on Facebook until June 26 here:

For additional resources, The Kennedy Center has a TEACHER AND PARENT GUIDE to CARTOGRAPHY, as well as a STUDENT GUIDE.

Ancestral Teaching: It takes courage and Bravery to find — against all odds — what we all crave: a place to feel safe.


Program & Study Guide

Drama Workshop

Curriculum Connections

Geography; Social Sciences and Humanities; Canadian and World Studies; Language Arts/English; The Arts – Drama

7 Ancestral Teachings



Migration, Exploration, Identity, Resilience, Home, The role of storytelling

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