We will research the physical and emotional terrain navigated by an emigrant couple that left Ukraine for religious and political reasons during World War II, lived for years in a displaced persons camp in Landek, Austria, and emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1950s. We have extensive primary source records of this family (my own), and intend to do more historical and personal research in Ukraine (where the remainder of the extended family reside) in order to be able to tell their story–and through that, the story of countless immigrants, many of whom reside in the Cleveland area. Our final presentation will be in the form of an original devised theater piece that will be performed at a professional venue, Cleveland Public Theatre. Phase one of this project involves reviewing and cataloging primary source materials (such as travel permits during their emigration) and creating a chronology of their travels, which lasted years, in relation to the shifting landscape of the war. In this application, we are requesting support for only phase two: recording and video taping interviews with those 'left behind' in Ukraine, and creating dance-for-the-camera responses on-site in Ukraine. Phase three will entail creating an evening-length devised theater piece that tells the story of this passage through movement, text, video, and both traditional music and dance and original compositions.