Eleven Reflections on September

April 30 - May 17, 2015



Written & directed by Andrea Assaf
Live music by Aida Shahghasemi & Guest Artists
Choreography created & performed by Donna Mejia

Eleven Reflections on September is a spoken word, multi-media performance on the 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.  Music, poetry and movement interweave in an immersive environment, asking us to reflect on what has changed, and for whom. 
This multi-disciplinary project includes community dialogues, an interactive visual art exhibit, Open Mics and more, in partnership with Hi-ARTS!

Cast & Crew

Written & directed by Andrea Assaf

Live music by Aida Shahghasemi & Guest Artists: Eylem Basaldi and more

Choreography created & performed by Donna Mejia

Video Art by Pramila Vasudevan
Sound Design by Owen Henry & Keegan Fraley
Lighting Design by G.B. Stephens

Audience Reactions

“Tonight was unbelievable--Eleven Reflections on September is a must see!!! Thank you, Andrea Assaf, for reminding us and inspiring us to speak for peace and justice... Thank you for creating a magical night!”
– Nimo Farah, African Community Development Center
"Profound work. Brings the gruesomeness of war into reality. Stimulates me to be more vocal about my concerns about our militarism and foreign policy... Thank you."
- Elizabeth Heefner


 Reflections of NYC: Gallery Installation
 By Alice Mizrachi, inspired by Andrea Assaf’s “Eleven Reflections on September”
 Opening Reception-Free Event
 April 23, 2015 through May 22, 2015
 7:00pm -9:00pm
 Hi-ARTS Gallery
 304 East 100 St. NYC 10018
 Gallery Hours: Mondays & Fridays 2-5pm

An Art2Action production, originally commissioned by Pangea World Theater; made possible by the generous support of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.