Clapping games and tongue twisters in multiple languages turn into rich stories when Judith Sloan records young immigrants in a theatre workshop. Memories of life “back home”, broken families, and thoughts about dual realities are woven together with rhythm games and performances as the kids reveal the game of adapting to life in America.
Tonuges Twisting was commissioned for the 2005 ShortDocs: Stories About Games. First aired at Third Coast International Audio Festival, Chicago 2005. Aired NPR’s All Things Considered, December 2005.
Finalist in Missouri Review National Audio Competition 2011.
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