The Shoe Project

A pair of shoes painted red and blue, on a box

PIRS is proud and excited to be presenting the return of The Shoe Project to Vancouver this year!

The project brings a group of immigrant and refugee women together with professional writing and theatre coaches, to develop powerful personal stories which the women present in person at a public event.

Each story is built around a pair of shoes – perhaps precious shoes they left behind, or shoes they dreamt they’d wear in their new lives. Their stories are enlightening, moving, and inspiring. Attending The Shoe Project event is a unique and unforgettable experience!

The Shoe Project 2024

This year, The Shoe Project cohort includes women from Ukraine, Somalia, Syria, Mexico, India, Iraq, Colombia, and Albania. Join us for an evening filled with their powerful stories that will stay with you long after the event!

Event Details

The performance took place on January 20 & 21, 2024 at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

Please click here to view the House Program and learn more about this year’s storytellers.

We are grateful to our dedicated project partners for their invaluable contributions:

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

Program Concept © The Shoe Project

Holding hands

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