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Call for San Antonio Artists & MENA Community Collaborators!

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

Art2Action is excited to announce the launch of a new community co-created theatre work, Eleven Reflections: San Antonio, commissioned and presented by The Carver Community Cultural Center. This mainstage, multimedia performance will be the culmination of a multi-year residency and partnership, facilitated and directed by Art2Action's founder, Andrea Assaf. The Carver’s presentation makes San Antonio the first city in a new national initiative, “Eleven Reflections on the Nation” (supported in part by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art “Building Bridges” program), commemorating the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11/2001 and its aftermath.

The new project begins with a Call for San Antonio Artists & Creatives—performers, writers, musicians, creators in any genre—and Middle Eastern/North African (MENA), Muslim, or any community members who have a post-9/11 story to share. Interested artists and community members are invited to participate in free online workshops in July & August...

Lead Artist Andrea Assaf will select eleven San Antonio-based collaborators to work with her through the Fall, online and during in-person residencies. Participating artists and community members will co-create and rehearse the all-new, city-specific, multimedia theatre production, Eleven Reflections: San Antonio. The resulting production will be presented by the Carver on November 20, 2021, as a world premiere.

Want to learn more?

Register for the FREE workshops at!

Not available but interested in participating? You can also submit a story or creative work for review, through the call for submissions hosted by the Arab American National Museum.

Learn more about the overall project on our Eleven Reflections page, or join Art2Action and The Carver for the online series of Reflection Sessions, featuring Andrea Assaf with national and international MENA guest artists, the 2nd Tuesday of each month!

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