My home is a world of love and safety. It's my family around me, around the table. It's freshly baked bread and a glass of homemade wine.

This Is Not A Hat is a short play in partnership with a Moscow-based shelter for homeless women.


The production uses theatre techniques – fictional characters, diary entries, verbatim testimony, live music and image theatre – as a safe way for participants to share their experiences of homelessness.

A public performance of This Is Not A Hat took place on 10 October – World Homeless Day – in partnership with Teatr.doc in Moscow.


You can read more about the project on the Pushkin House blog.