la-greece-refugee-theater-dupe-20150623Markopoulou and AMAKA had previously worked with prisoners, and then shortly after began working with migrants. About three years ago, she began dealing with this particular group, betting that they might take to it more easily than psychiatric therapy.

For the first year, most of the young men didn’t even speak. Markopoulou, a director known for ambitious projects such as a touring version of “The Iliad,” instead tried to get them comfortable moving in unusual ways. Soon she graduated to improve exercises,

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