Eleven Reflections

Welcome to our multifaceted, multi-year exploration of Arab/MENA/SWANA/Muslim American experiences in the post-9/11 era. As we approach the 20th anniversary of 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 the original show, Eleven Reflections on September (digital or live), Zooming in to interactive Reflection Sessions, submitting a video or story of your own, or if you're in San Antonio or Tampa, joining the cast of a regional production! Explore these options and more, below...

Eleven Reflections on September

THE SHOW! Available for Touring

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.

Reflection Sessions

Live Interactive Artist Conversations

A year-long series of live, online, art-based conversations with special guests, including Heather Raffo, Kholoud Sawaf, Rasha Abdulhadi, Leila Buck, and many more. FREE! The 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7pm Eastern. Register in advance.

11Reflections: San Antonio

A Community Devised Collaboration

Do you live in San Antonio, TX? Interested in collaborating with Andrea Assaf on a new locally devised co-creation at The Carver Community Cultural Center? Find out more here!

The Digital Film

Eleven Reflections on September

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.

Eleven Reflections on the Nation

A National Call for Videos & Stories

Do you have a story to tell, or creative reflections to share? A2A & the Arab American National Museum invite you to submit a video or story as part of a national archive with selected showcases!

The Soundtrack

Original Cast Recording

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.