On Our Borders

Writer and Director | Abu Dhabi, UAE


NYU Abu Dhabi Arts and Humanities Capstone Festival

April 18 - 19, 2019; The Arts Center at NYUAD

Composed from interviews with students in New York and Abu Dhabi, On Our Borders is a verbatim performance with original music about Third Culture Kids and the questions their between-cultures experiences pose. In a world still catching up with the profound shift in quotidian experience globalization has brought, are we defining identities and communities in ways that further the global circulation of ideas? Is it possible to create a world where everyone can be part of a greater whole? What does it mean to be a global citizen, not fully belonging to any one nation? And is it viable to reconcile our desire for cross-border communities with rising nationalist governments, parties, and policies?