About Culture Project
Culture Project is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by shining an artistic spotlight on injustice. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, we aim to inspire and impact public dialogue, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time.
Founded by Allan Buchman in 1996, Culture Project has premiered celebrated shows including The Exonerated, Sarah Jones’ Bridge & Tunnel, Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, Lawrence Wright’s My Trip To Al-Qaeda, Tings Dey Happen, the Lucille Lortel Award-winning world premiere of George Packer’s Betrayed, and Temple University’s acclaimed production of In Conflict. Culture Project also produced “Breaking the Silence, Beating the Drum,” a groundbreaking concert at the United Nations to commemorate the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Most recently, Culture Project presented James X, directed by Gabriel Byrne and the revival of Rinde Eckert’s acclaimed And God Created Great Whales, along with the 10th anniversary remount of The Exonerated. In 2012, Culture Project celebrated its return to the theaters at 45 Bleecker Street.