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11 Reflections On September

11 Reflections On September

Date(s) - 05/01/2021
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Carver Community Cultural Center

ONLINE – Virtual Experience Jo Long Theatre, San Antonio, TX

Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 8:00 pm.

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. This production is based on the series of poems Andrea Assaf has written since 2001. Aesthetically, the poems explore the disintegration of language in the face of violence, prejudice, and unspeakable horror; as such, they progress from lyrical to abstract and broken. The annual witnessing of autumn leaves becomes a metaphor for the fallen–soldiers and civilians.

This multi-disciplinary performance features writing and direction by Andrea Assaf, as well as an all-women Middle Eastern music ensemble including Syrian opera singer Lubana Al Quntar, violinist Eylem Basaldi and percussionist April Centrone.

This performance is part of an extended residency occurring from October 2020-November 2021 during which Assaf will engage with the San Antonio community and beyond through a series of workshops, online “Reflection Sessions”, community discussions and will ultimately culminate in the creation of a new large-scale, community-based, devised piece created by engaging Middle Eastern/North African (MENA) and Muslim artists and allies from across San Antonio. Written about our community by our community.

Due to the ongoing impact of the global health crisis, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of the remaining mainstage shows in the current (2020-2021) season, except for Eleven Reflections on September, which will be presented in a virtual format. We look forward to welcoming each of these artists back to the Carver in 2021-2022 or the following season and will provide more details on this in the future. In the meantime, refunds will be issued from the point of purchase. Please click here to get more information on each of these performances.

Performances in the Little Carver Intimate Series will proceed. However, to allow for greater social distancing these performances will relocate to the Jo Long Theatre at the Carver. Please click here to get details about these performances and to purchase tickets.


Eleven Reflections on September was originally scheduled for May 16, 2020. However, the performance had to be rescheduled due to the global pandemic. Tickets purchased for the original date will be honored for the new date with no further action is required at this time. Inquiries regarding refunds should be directed to the point on purchase.

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