Thu, Oct 12|
THE WALK LITTLE AMAL
Little Amal, the internationally-celebrated 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, will be appearing in Montgomery, Alabama on October 12, 2023, at 5:00 pm as part of her epic 6,000-mile journey across the United States this fall. Throughout the two-month journey, which will span
Time & Location
Oct 12, 2023, 5:00 PM – Oct 13, 2023, 6:00 PM
Montgomery, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA
About the event
ONE LITTLE GIRL. ONE BIG HOPE.
LITTLE AMAL WILL BE VISITING MONTGOMERY OCTOBER 12.
AMAL’S VISIT TO MONTGOMERY IS PART OF AMAL WALKS ACROSS AMERICA: A NATIONWIDE JOURNEY SPANNING MORE THAN 35 CITIES & TOWNS, 100 EVENTS, 300+ PARTNERS INCLUDING THE ALABAMA STATE CAPITOL, THE HISTORIC DEXTER AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH, AND COURT SQUARE.
Montgomery, AL - Little Amal, the internationally-celebrated 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, will be appearing in Montgomery, Alabama on October 12, 2023, at 5:00 pm as part of her epic 6,000-mile journey across the United States this fall. Throughout the two-month journey, which will span more than 35 U.S. cities and towns for 100+ events, some of the country’s most influential cultural institutions and artists will come together to greet Amal and add their unique color to the rich tapestry of America’s story.
On Thursday, October 12, the public is invited to "Hope Unveiled: Amal's Journey Chronicles Civil Rights and the Heart of Montgomery, Alabama" beginning at the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. Amal embarks on a mission to bridge the experiences of the Alabama community with the trials endured by refugees across the globe. This exceptional event pays homage to history, acknowledges the present, and lays the foundation for a more inclusive future, extending a heartfelt invitation to the community to unite in a profound and transformative encounter.
The resolute actions and poignant history of Alabamians persist in sparking change for global equal rights and humanity, casting a luminous spotlight on the decades of injustice that once darkened the streets of Montgomery, Alabama. Today, in the face of adversity, Montgomery, and its neighboring cities in Alabama march forward, fueled by the enduring legacy of those who valiantly championed change.
Amal Walks Across America: Montgomery is presented by The Walk Productions in partnership with Handspring Puppet Company, The Office Arts (US Production Partner), Alabama State University Department of Theatre Arts, Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church, Tuskegee University, 21 Dreams Arts and Culture, BTW and invited artists from Montgomery and nearby cities to mark her visit to Montgomery Alabama.
“Amal stands for unity and hope, and we couldn’t impart this message without the hundreds of partners, large and small, coming together to support us as we embark on this journey. Each artist, organization and institution has a story to tell about their unique slice of American history and culture, and is inviting Amal and all Americans to learn about what makes this country’s heart beat.”
-The Walk Productions Artistic Director Amir Nizar Zuabi
All events are free and open to the public. To register visit eventbrite.com, search for Amal Montgomery.
The Walk Productions is led by David Lan and Tracey Seaward. Playwright/Director Amir Nizar Zuabi serves as Artistic Director, Sarah Loader is Executive Producer, and the Associate Artistic Directors are Khadijat Oseni and Enrico Dau Yang Wey.
The U.S. Producing Partner for Amal’s journey is THE OFFICE performing arts+film, a global producing and production company that leverages art for social good. Amal’s Impact and Outreach will be led by The Soze Agency, a social impact creative agency located in Brooklyn, NY. Marketing and advertising for Amal’s journey will be led by Cause Lab, a human-centered advertising agency.
Amal was designed and built by the Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, creators of the award-winning puppets for the hit show War Horse.
Amal is inspired by a character in Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s play The Jungle, about a refugee camp in Calais, France. The Walk 2021 was a co-production with Good Chance Theatre.
Amal Walks Across America was made possible with an inaugural investment from the Doris Duke Foundation, as well as leadership support from the Bezos Family Foundation. Additional generous support was provided by the Backstage Trust, the Barr Foundation, Sunny Bates, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Choose Love, The Conrad Prebys Foundation, the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, Ruby Lerner, the McMillan Stewart Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, Opportunity Fund, The Shapiro Foundation, Students Rebuild, the Thorne Cox Family Foundation, and Barbara Tober in honor of Diane Love.
This project is supported by funding provided by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the City of Montgomery, the National Endowment for the Arts and Alabama State University.
The full PRESS KIT for Little Amal and her walk across the U.S. – with IMAGES, VIDEOS, and a Q&A about the project – can be found HERE.
EVENT Eventbrite Link