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.

William Stirling, Charlotte Eagar, 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

William Stirling

Trojan Women Project, UK
Culture and Social Cohesion

William Stirling is a writer, producer, and communications consultant. With Charlotte Eagar he founded the Trojan Women Project in 2013 to provide psycho-social support and awareness through drama workshops and productions for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Germany, and the UK. The Trojan Women Project currently runs drama workshops for Syrian refugees living in Glasgow. Since 2013 he 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.  Since its inception, Stirling has acted as writing consultant and drama workshop coordinator for the various productions and initiatives of Trojan Women Project.