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Eleven Reflections

Welcome to our multifaceted, multi-year exploration of Arab/MENA/SWANA/Muslim American experiences in the post-9/11 era. Now over twenty years since the tragic events of 9/11/2001, and the wars that followed, we invite you to join us in reflecting on the state of our nation and world--over the last two decades, and where we are now. Ways to engage include seeing the original show, Eleven Reflections on September (digital or live),  Reflection Sessions with nationally acclaimed guest artists, submitting your own video story, or joining the cast of  ELEVEN REFLECTIONS ON THE NATION in a city near you! Explore these options and more, below..



Eleven Reflections on the Nation

A national series of multidisciplinary, community co-created performances in cities across the United States, engaging artists and communities who have been affected by post-9/11 policies. Bring this series to YOUR city, 2021-26!

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Reflection Sessions

A year-long series of live, online, art-based conversations with special guests, including Naomi Shihab Nye, Heather Raffo, Kholoud Sawaf, Rasha Abdulhadi, Leila Buck, and many more. Visit this page for to view this incredible video archive!

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The Digital Film

The 2021 Digital Production of "Eleven Reflections on September" by Andrea Assaf, featuring Lubana Al Quntar, Eylem Basaldi, April Centrone, and Dora Arreola, with design by Eva Auster and Matt Eaton. Available for bookings and screenings.


The Soundtrack

The original cast recording of the 2011 production of "Eleven Reflections on September" produced by Pangea World Theater, featuring musicians Aida Shahghasemi, Tim O'Keefe, and Salah Fattah, with poetry by Andrea Assaf.

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Eleven Reflections on September

LIVE: A Spoken Word & multimedia performance on Arab American experience, wars on/of terror, and “the constant, quiet rain of death amidst beauty” that each autumn brings in a post-9/11 world. By Andrea Assaf. Available for touring!


National Call for Videos & Stories

Do you have a story to tell, or creative reflections to share? A2A

& the Arab American National

Museum invite vou to submit a

video or story as part of a national

archive with selected showcases!


Eleven Reflections - Digital Film Trailer

Eleven Reflections - Digital Film Trailer

Play Video

Press  & Reviews

Playbill - Women Artists Collective Explores Post-9/11 New York


Downtown Magazine - Eleven Reflections on September: A Look Back on a Post-9/11 World

American Theater Magazine - Bringing it All Back Home


REVIEW: D.C. Dance Watcher - War and (Hope for) Peace

FEN Magazine - 6 Qs with Andrea Assaf

Dan Bacalzo’s Asian American Performance — Andrea Assaf Brings Eleven Reflections on September to La MaMa

Download NYC Press Release

Press Release: Eleven Reflections on the Nation - 9/11 Anniversary Events

Art2Action Blog Post: Co-Creating Community: San Antonio - Anna De Luna

KRTU Radio: Independent Community Radio at Trinity University – Eleven Reflections: San Antonio

Interview on Morning Session with J.J. Lopez, November 15, 2021 (San Antonio, TX) LISTEN HERE

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