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Conceived, directed, designed and composed by University of California Davis Granada Artists-in-Residence David Adam Moore and Vita Tzykun, REFUGE is an immersive theatrical installation ignited by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Written in direct consultation with war correspondents, folklorists, refugees, front-line soldiers, and trauma psychologists from Ukraine and beyond, REFUGE is presented as a walk-through experience comprised of seven different environments through which the audience journeys with the protagonists of the story, it explores the universal subjects of home; belonging; ties to one’s heritage, language and cultural identity; stability versus chaos; separation; grief; and hope. 


an immersive theater installation ignited by the invasion of Ukraine

Written and conceived by:

Vita Tzykun & David Adam Moore


Stage Direction:

David Adam Moore & Vita Tzykun


Environment, Character, Video, and Sound Design:

David Adam Moore & Vita Tzykun

Lighting Design:

Jessica Kohn

Original Musical Score and Electroacoustic Spatial Sound Collages:

David Adam Moore

Movement by:

Erika Tsimbrovsky

Videography: REVRNT media

Photos: Jerry Tsai

Presented and produced as a work-in-development by:

University of California Davis Department of Theater and Dance

with support from the Department of Cinema and Digital Media

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