2nd Tuesday of every month
6-7:30pm Central / 7-8:30pm Eastern
In September 2020, Art2Action and The Carver Community Cultural Center launched a year-long series of "Reflection Sessions" leading up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11. These live, online events are interactive, art-based dialogue sessions reflecting on our nation in the post-9/11 era. Each session will be grounded in a performance excerpt from Eleven Reflections on September, by Arab American artist Andrea Assaf, with special guest speakers and artists, creative prompts, and facilitated dialogue. Our special guests include:
September 8, 2020 - James Scruggs, Playwright, Performer & Media Artist
October 13, 2020 - S.T. Shimi, Performance Artist
November 10, 2020 - Garett Reppenhagen, Executive Director of Veterans for Peace
To Register for Reflection Sessions, visit our Events page!
Eleven Reflections on September is a poetry/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. The annual witnessing of autumn leaves becomes a metaphor for the fallen. This trans-disciplinary project includes performances with interactive media design and live music; community dialogues; visual arts exhibits; open mics, panels and opportunities for action through partnerships with peace organizations.
In 2021, we will re-create this project as a large-scale, community-based, devised performance directed, by Andrea Assaf, engaging Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) and Muslim American artists and allies in San Antonio, Texas. Commissioned by The Carver, we hope this version of the project, Eleven Reflections: San Antonio, will become a model for a replicable process. As more cities and communities engage, we hope to launch a rolling series, Eleven Reflections on the Nation, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Downtown Magazine — Eleven Reflections on September: A Look Back on a Post-9/11 World
Dan Bacalzo’s Asian American Performance — Andrea Assaf Brings Eleven Reflections on September to La MaMa
Download NYC Press Release
November 2021 - Eleven Reflections: San Antonio @ The Carver Community Cultural Center
Stay tuned for details! An all *NEW* devised theatre ensemble edition, coming soon!