The Kennedy Center

No Place Called Home


No Place Called Home is a new play written and performed by Kim Schultz.
With original score composed and performed by Amikaeyla Gaston.
Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde.
Commissioned and produced in New York City by Intersections International.
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Originally from Minnesota, Kim Schultz is an actress, writer, and comedienne. Nationally, she has worked at The Guthrie Theatre, Children’s Theatre Co. , Theatre de la Jeune Lune, The Chicago Improv Fest, The Brave New Workshop, HBO Comedy Showcase, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Currently residing in New York, Kim has performed at The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, Oberon Theatre, 3LD, Themantics Group, and The Zipper Factory Theatre. She also created, produced, and acted in a regionally televised comedy improv show on ABC called Comedy Hotel. Kim wrote and performed a critically acclaimed autobiographical solo show performed off-Broadway called, The F Trip. And after traveling to the Middle East in the fall of 2009 with Intersections International, Kim was commissioned to write a play to draw attention to the Iraqi refugee crisis. No Place Called Home was directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde and enjoyed an off-Broadway run in New York City in the fall of 2010 and is currently touring nationally. Kim is a prize winner for a short story she wrote on Field Report, has been published at, Futuretakes, CLP and is a NYC Moth storytelling champion for a story she wrote and performed about falling in love with a conman. Kim also teaches improvisation for people and organizations wishing to change their lives and laugh more.

In the fall of 2009, Intersections International led a delegation of eight American artists from many different disciplines on a three week fact-finding mission through Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria as part of the Iraqi Voices Amplification Project (IVAP). Their goal was to use the power of the arts to call attention to one of the most pressing and under-reported humanitarian crisis issues of our time: the displacement of more than four million Iraqis as a result of the military intervention in Iraq. During their time in the Near East, the delegation entered into conversations with hundreds of refugees at community centers and in their homes. Upon their return, the artists began creating series of artistic pieces designed to humanize the crisis and give voice to the millions of refugees whose plight has yet to enter broad public consciousness. No Place Called Home is one such piece.

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/20/2012: UNHCR World Refugee Day: No Place Called Home

This play written and performed by Kim Schultz tells the story of her travels to Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria and of how she fell in love with one of the Iraqi refugees she interviewed along the way. Featuring music performed by Amilkaeyla Gaston, the play is directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde. 


Kim Schultz