January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6 … First Sunday of Every Month! – Veterans Community Open Mic, with host Andrea Assaf, DJ Cotton, and special guests! 6:30-9 PM, Tre Amici @ The Bunker, 1907 N. 19th St., Ybor City, Tampa.
February 7 – Writing Workshop for Women of Color & Allies! A collaboration with Kitchen Table Literary Arts, and the USF School of Theatre & Dance. Wed, 6:30-8:30 PM @ USF Theatre (TAR) room 249.
March 7-10 – THIS Bridge: RAWI! The Radius of Arab American Writers teams up with Art2Action to present a special evening in conjunction with AWP, featuring national RAWI members with Tampa Bay area poets and writers, for a radical Arab, queer, POC reading extravaganza! Stay tuned for details!
March 10 – Veteran Arts: Warrior Writers & the Combat Hippies join Art2Action join forces for a special Reading in conjunction with AWP! 6-7 PM @ Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL.
April 19-22 – Andrea Assaf directs Speed Killed My Cousin by Linda Parris-Bailey & The Carpetbag Theatre @ El Centro Su Teatro, Denver.
May 18 – Veteran Arts: CHRYSALIS: A new play about Veterans, Transformation, and the Process of Becoming More Human. Art2Action launches a 3-week exhibit of Veteran Arts (curated by Saori Murphy) @ the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery of the University of Tampa with a one-night-only remount performance of Chrysalis! Not to be missed!
July 12-26, 2018 — MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation, including the first Mentorship Institute! A partnership with Pangea World Theatre, Minneapolis.
August 25, 7:30 PM – Veteran Arts: The War & Treaty WOW Concert @ USF Oval Theater, Marshall Center (MSC 2nd floor, 4103 Cedar Cir, Tampa, Florida 33620). Special opening performance by Andresia “Real” Moseley. FREE admission, and free popcorn!
August 26, 1-3 PM – Veteran Arts: Songwriting Workshop with The War & Treaty @ USF School of Theatre & Dance (TAR 130). This workshop for veterans, spouses/partners and caregivers, kicks-off our *NEW* Veteran Arts workshop series. It’s FREE!
October 1 – Veteran Arts: Combat Hippies @ the Veterans Community Open Mic! 6:30-9 PM, Tre Amici @ The Bunker, 1907 N. 19th St., Ybor City, Tampa.
October 23 – Veteran Arts: Special “Creative Forces” Edition of the Veterans Community Open Mic, co-hosted by Sheree L. Grear of Kitchen Table Literary Arts, featuring The War & Treaty! Tampa Museum of Art, in conjunction with the Florida Creative Forces Summit.
October 26-29 – Veteran Arts: Digital Storytelling Intensive for Veterans with The Carpetbag Theatre @ USF (TAR 249).
December 1, 7 PM – Veteran Arts: CHRYSALIS: A new play about Veterans, Transformation, and the Process of Becoming More Human @ USF School of Theatre & Dance (TAR 120). FREE!
September 28, 2016 – Public Talk & Book Signing by Cherrie Moraga @ USF (details coming soon!)
September 29-October 2, 2016 – Mathematics of Love by Cherrie Moraga, directed by Dora Arreola @ USF Theatre 2 (co-presented by Art2Action & USF School of Theatre & Dance)
October 4-5, 2016 – Eleven Reflections on September, National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival @ OSF, produced by the Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists (CAATA). Featuring Andrea Assaf, Lubana Al Quntar, Eylem Basaldi and April Centrone. Visit caata.net
October 15, 2016 – Andrea Assaf directs Speed Killed My Cousin (by Linda Parris-Bailey & The Carpetbag Theatre) at ASU Gammage
November 6, 2016 – The Veterans Community Open Mic reignites, with a special guest performance by the incredible singing duo, The War & Treaty! Co-hosted by Andrea Assaf & Linda Parris-Bailey, at a NEW LOCATION: Tre Amici @ The Bunker, 1907 N. 19th St., Ybor City, Tampa. (…AND DON’T FORGET TO VOTE ON NOV 8TH!!)
December 4, 2016 & January 1, 2017 – Veterans Community Open Mic, with hosts Andrea Assaf & Andresia “Real” Moseley! Tre Amici @ The Bunker, 1907 N. 19th St., Ybor City, Tampa.
February 2-5, 2017 – “R&R Festival: From Recovery to Rejuvenation” – performances by, for, about and with veterans, in conjunction with the National Summit on Arts & Health in the Military (co-organized by Americans for the Arts) @ USF Theatre 1 and associated locations! Special EPIC evening, 5-8 PM, Tre Amici @ The Bunker!
February 25-March 4 – Andrea Assaf: SpeakOut Residency with Tigertail Productions! Andrea hosts a Teen Slam on March 2, 6-9 PM @ Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, and gives a Reading of New Work, March 3, 8pm @ The Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach.
March 5 – Veterans Community Open Mic, with host, Andrea Assaf, DJ Cotton, and special guests! 6:30-9 PM, Tre Amici @ The Bunker, 1907 N. 19th St., Ybor City, Tampa.
March 6-8 – Working Narratives – Andrea Assaf directs a staged reading of Speed Killed My Cousin, Wilmington, NC.
March 9-12 -“Art in the Service of Understanding” convening, New England Foundation for the Arts; Andrea Assaf directs a staged reading of Speed Killed My Cousin @ Emerson College, Boston, MA.
March 22 – Veteran Arts: The War & Treaty – Songwriting Workshop for Veterans and service members, family members, spouses/partners/significant others, and caregivers. @ USF, details coming soon!
March 29 – “Indelible: Veteran Love Stories” – TEDx performance! 6 PM @ USF Marshall Center Ballroom.
April 2017 – THIS Bridge: Rasha Abdulhadi – Poetry Workshops for student veterans, and for Arab/Muslim students @ USF
April 2 – Veterans Community Open Mic, with host, with special guests: Rasha Abdulhadi, and the USF IPad Touch Band! 6:30-9 PM, Tre Amici @ The Bunker, 1907 N. 19th St., Ybor City, Tampa.
May 7, June 4, July 2 – Veterans Community Open Mic, with host Andrea Assaf, DJ Cotton, and special guests! 6:30-9 PM, Tre Amici @ The Bunker, 1907 N. 19th St., Ybor City, Tampa.
July 7-25, 2017 — MARK YOUR CALENDARS for The National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation, including the official launch of the Next Generation Artists Institute! A partnership with Pangea World Theatre, Minneapolis.
August 13-18, 2015 — National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation: Peer Leadership Exchange. A partnership with Pangea World Theatre, Minneapolis.
September 25 — THIS Bridge: Aya Tarek Art Talk. Egyptian graffiti artist & muralist introduces her work to Tampa. FREE event! 3:30pm @ FAH 290 (University of South Florida, College of the Arts). Drop by the Contemporary Art Museum, Sept 25-30, to see Aya painting a new work on campus!
September 28 — THIS Bridge: Film Screening: The Microphone, featuring a Q&A with Egyptian graffiti artist Aya Tarek (who’s in the film!). FREE event, with popcorn! 7:30pm @ The Oval Theatre, Marshall Center (2nd floor), University of South Florida (USF), Tampa
October 1, 2015 — THIS Bridge: Aya Tarek’s World Premiere of a new painting! With FREE Middle Eastern food and fantastic DJs! 7-9pm @ the Contemporary Art Museum, USF-Tampa. ON EXHIBIT THROUGH DECEMBER 2015
October 20, 2015 — THIS Bridge: Heather Raffo, award-winning Iraqi American playwright offers a special lecture on Cultural Diplomacy, in partnership with the USF Department of Government & International Affairs. 3:30pm @ USF Patel Center for Global Solutions, 1st floor auditorium.
November 12-15 & 19-22 — THIS Bridge: 9 Parts of Desire, by Heather Raffo, directed by Andrea Assaf. Thurs-Sat 7:30pm and Sundays 3pm @ Theatre 2, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa. Special Events: Live Music with the Five Stars Band, Nov 19 & 21, 7 PM @ Theatre 2. Post-show Dialogues with the cast & director Andrea Assaf, Nov 19, 20 & 21.
February 22, 2016 – THIS Bridge: Aya Tarek Reception @ USF Graphic Studio
March 16, 2016 – “Poems, Protest & Pennsylvania” – Andrea Assaf performs @ Penn State
March 29, 2016 – THIS Bridge: 30 Plays in 30 Years: An Evening with Bina Sharif, 8 PM @ The Oval Theatre (USF Marshall Center).
August 29, 7:30 PM — The Muslims Are Coming! Film Screening & discussion with co-producer, Negin Farsad @ USF-Tampa University Lecture Hall (ULH 101)
September 8 & 10, 8 PM — Eleven Reflections on September Concert Performance, featuring THIS Bridge: Aida Shahghasemi & Andrea Assaf @ Barness Recital Hall, USF School of Music.
September 12, 7:30 PM — Eleven Reflections on September Concert Performance, featuring Andrea Assaf and Aida Shahghasemi. Part of “Global Fridays” @ Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, MI
September 19, 2014, 2:30 PM — Andrea Assaf & Aida Shahghasemi perform at the 5th national gathering of RAWI, with Mizna @ The Open Book, Minneapolis, MN.
October 5, 5-9 PM — SPECIAL EVENT! WUSF records the VETERANS OPEN MIC LIVE! with guest artists Donna Mejia & Linda Parris-Bailey (The Carpetbag Theatre), 6:30-9 PM @ Sacred Grounds Coffee House. Come early, at 5 PM, for a FREE Creative Writing Workshop!
October 7, 12:30-1:30 PM — THIS Bridge: Donna Mejia, transnational fusion dance artist mixes Arab & North African forms with Hip-Hop and Electronica in this special lecture-demonstration, @ the USF School of Music, Barness Recital Hall. FREE!
November 8, 7:30 PM — THIS Bridge: Panel Discussion & USF Fall Dance Concert, featuring choreography by Donna Mejia. For tickets & details, visit the USF School of Theatre & Dance.
November 14 — Mujeres en Ritual 15th Anniversary / Quinceaños Celebration! CECUT, Mexico
November 15 — Eleven Reflections on September at FeLiNo 2014, CECUT, Mexico
December 3 & 5, 8 PM — THIS Bridge: Devised Theatre showcase — USF students perform ORIGINAL work @ USF Theatre (TAR 120)
January 11, 2015, 9-10:30 AM — Building Bridges panel, APAP conference (Sheraton Hotel, Gramercy Room)
January 12, 2015, 6:30-8:30 PM — Hi-ARTS Open House & Launch of “11Reflections NYC” featuring Andrea Assaf, Donna Mejia, and Aida Shahghasemi!
February 21, 3 PM — THIS Bridge: Cristal Chanelle Truscott & Progress Theatre present their newest work, The Burnin’ at USF Theatre 1, Saturday matinee (2/21). Co-sponsored by the USF Institute for Black Life and the School of Theatre & Dance. TICKETS are $10 for students/veterans/seniors, and $15 general admission at the box office.
March 20 – THIS Bridge: Heather Raffo, Iraqi American playwright, presents work-in-progress of her new libretto, Fallujah, at the USF School of Music Concert Hall.
March 26-29 — Indigenous Artists Gathering as part of the National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation. A partnership with Pangea World Theatre, Minneapolis.
April 1, 6pm — THIS Bridge: Arab American Writers Panel, featuring Naomi Shihab Nye, Tahani Salah, and Amir Rabiyah, moderated by Andrea Assaf. In partnership with the USF Humanities Institute.
April 9, 8pm — THIS Bridge: National Poetry Month Celebration! @ Oval Theatre, USF Marshall Center. Don’t miss our extraordinary line-up, featuring award-winning poets Tahani Salah, and Amir Rabiyah, hosted by Tampa Bay’s own Andresia “Real” Poet, and DJ Cotton! Co-sponsored by the USF Arab Cultural Association, Humanities Institute and English Department.
April 30-May 17, 2015 — Eleven Reflections on September – NYC PREMIERE @ La MaMa! In partnership with Hi-ARTS
June 11-14, 2015 — Art2Action @ WOW “Women of the World” Festival @ The Apollo!
June 29-July 2, 2015 — Women Playwrights International Conference includes a workshop on working with veterans, featuring Andrea Assaf & Linda Parris-Bailey. Cape Town, South Africa.
Spring-Summer 2014 :
Jan 17-Feb 16, 2014 – (pre)Occupation, Curated by Jo Novelli Phoenix, AZ
March 29, 2014 – Struggle, Resilience & Transformation: Queer Arabs in the Diaspora Group Reading @ Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, DC
April 10, 2014 – A2A presents… THIS Bridge: Leila Buck – In the Crossing: Open Studio & Dialogue, 7-9 PM @ USF Department of Theatre, Studio 120, Tampa, FL.
June 13, 2014 – Engaging Military Veterans in Your Community Through the Arts. Art2Action, The Carpetbag Theatre, and the VA-PRRC will present an in-depth case study on our collaborative work with veterans in Tampa, at the Americans for the Arts National Convention in Nashville, TN. Friday, 5-6:30 PM.
June 20, 2014 – Activate Equity: Directing & Ensemble Creation workshop @ TCG National Conference, San Diego, CA.
June 26, 2014 – I AM / NOT Enamored durational performance intervention by Andrea Assaf @ Hemispheric Institute, Montreal, Canada
Eleven Reflections on September
October 4-5, 2016 – Eleven Reflections on September, National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival @ Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), produced by the Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists (CAATA). Featuring Andrea Assaf, Lubana Al Quntar, Eylem Basaldi and April Centrone. Visit caata.net
September 15, 2015 — Eleven Reflections on September @ The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage! Part of the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Washington DC. FREE! One night only! Vist the Millennium Stage.
June 11-14, 2015 — Art2Action @ WOW “Women of the World” Festival @ The Apollo! Catch Dora Arreola on the “Yearning to be Free” panel Saturday, 4pm @ CUNY. And see excerpts of #11Reflections as part of the WOW ARTIST TAKE-OVER @ the Apollo Soundstage, Sunday at 3 PM, in partnership with Hi-ARTS. Featuring Andrea Assaf, Donna Mejia, Eylem Basaldi, Natalia Perlaza, special guest Mankwe Ndosi, and much more! wowapollo.com
April 30-May 17, 2015 — Eleven Reflections on September – NYC PREMIERE @ La MaMa!
La MaMa, First Floor Theatre
General Admission $18 | Students/Seniors $13
74 East 4th St. NY, NY 10003
Box Office Hours: Monday-Sunday 12-6pm
Reflections of NYC: Gallery Installation by Alice Mizrachi
Opening Reception April 23, 2015 at 7-9pm; Gallery Hours: Mondays and Fridays 2-5pm thru May 22
Art & Peace: A Community Dialogue
May 6, 2015, 6-9pm
T: 718.497.4282 | http://www.hi-artsnyc.org
304 East 100 St. NY, NY 10018
November 15, 2014 Andrea Assaf solo performance @ FeLiNo / CECUT Mexico
September 12, 2014 “Global Fridays” Concert @ Arab American National Museum
September 8 & 10, 2014 Barness Recital Hall, USF School of Music Tampa, FL
December 8-11, 2011 Straz Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
October 6-9, 2011 The Carpetbag Theatre Knoxville, TN
April 21-May 1, 2011 Premiere: Pangea World Theater Minneapolis, MN
March 25, 2011 Work-in-Progress: DIWAN Forum for the Arts, CUNY, NY
March 24, 2011 Work-in-Progress: BAAD! Ass Women’s Festival, Bronx, NY
May 7, 2010 Reading: Centro Cultural Tijuana Tijuana, Mexico
November 11, 2009 Reading: Zero Budget Festival, Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland
2007 Readings: Bowery Poetry Club (NY), Hedgebrook, Augusta Savage Gallery (MA)
Outside the Circle
June 25, 2013 Staged Reading: Amigos Del REP, San Diego Repertory / Lyceum Theatre
November 16-17, 2012 Morphologies Queer Performance Festival Minneapolis, MN
June 29-July 8, 2012 Jump-Start Performance / Esperanza Center San Antonio, TX
May 10-12, 2012 El Centro Su Teatro Denver, CO
March 15-17, 2012 Premiere: Pangea World Theater Minneapolis, MN
December 28, 2011 Reading: Centro Cultural de la Raza San Deigo, CA
Sept 30-Oct 9, 2013 “SPEED” the CAR: Creative Arts Reintegration Residency with The Carpetbag Theatre, Tampa, FL
December 1-8, 2012 National Institute for Directing & Ensemble Creation (pilot intensive) with Pangea World Theater, @ Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
May 28-31, 2012 Arts & Democracy Project A-i-R, SEIU Convention, Denver, CO
December 8, 2011 National Pre-Conference on Directing & Ensemble Creation, with Pangea World Theater, @ USF Department of Theatre / NPN Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL
June 22-26, 2010 Creativity Lab, U.S. Social Forum, Detroit, MI