The Trojan Women Project has been creating drama and advocacy projects for Syrian refugees since 2013. The programme directors with current and past participants discuss the therapeutic process of creating theatre and the power of sharing stories.

Charlotte Eager, William Stirling, Sana’a Al Froukh , Essam Rabih

The Trojans based on the play by Euripides
Performance by Trojan Women Project, Glasgow
A new adaptation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women performed by Syrian Refugees
Adapted by Mariem Omari, with Alaa Saloum and Sanaa Al Froukh and including original writing by the cast
Director: Victoria Beesley
Set and Costumes Design: Alisa Kalyanova
Lighting Design: Mark Doubleday
Sound Design: Danny Krass
Producers: Charlotte Eagar and William Stirling
Location filming shot and directed by: Charlotte Ginsborg
Original production presented by Trojan Women Scotland CIC with Platform Theatre and The Pleasance EICC
First performed in Glasgow, February 2019

Charlotte Eagar

Trojan Woman Project, UK
Culture and Social Cohesion

Charlotte Eagar is an award-winning filmmaker and foreign correspondent, novelist and producer. She was inspired to establish the Trojan Women Project with William Stirling in 2013 through her experience  with refugees as a foreign correspondent in Syria. Since 2013 she has co-produced the critically acclaimed theatre, film and radio productions of Queens of Syria, We Are All Refugees, the musical Oliver in Arabic, Kaleidoscope and most recently The Trojans, an adaptation of Euripides’ Trojan Women, which premiered at Platform Theatre Glasgow in 2018.  Prior to establishing the Trojan Women Project, Eagar co-produced and co-wrote the multi-award-winning short film Scooterman (2010). In 2008 she published  The Girl in the Film, a novel about the siege of Sarajevo. Eagar was educated at Oxford University where she read Classics.