Original Works

Art2Action CREATES, DEVELOPS & PRODUCES Original Works.

Projects include:

Eleven Reflections on September, a poetry/spoken word & multi-media 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.  Written & Directed by Andrea Assaf.  CURRENTLY TOURING!!  Visit our project page for more information!

Outside the Circle, by Andrea Assaf and Samuel Valdez (directed by Dora Arreola), examines the nature of love, and what happens to love when we internalize society’s phobias. A straight man with cerebral palsy and a queer woman recount their adventures, and share their woes, of unrequited love, and unsuccessful attempts to seduce (straight) women. Their lives on both sides of the border intersect one night when they meet at a Tijuana bar, and become entwined in each other’s stories. Their parallel and interweaving tales reveal the illusions of normalcy, and the liberation possible when choosing life … outside the circle.

DRONE, a new work in progress,  about the secret life, and secret work, of a U.S. drone pilot.  It explores the seeming triviality of killing in an era of high-technology, “low-intensity” combat, and the effects of remote-control warfare on the human soul.  Aesthetically, it utilizes the “drone” in music and movement, as a metaphor for American desensitization.  Are we becoming a nation of drones?  By Andrea Assaf, in collaboration with ArtSpot Productions.

Art2Action also supports performances by transnational company-in-residence, Mujeres en Ritual Danza-Teatro.

These works are available for TOURING For video samples and more information, please click on the title of the work above, or contact art2action@earthlink.net for bookings.