November 11 & 13, 2011

Culture Project proudly announces the

2011 Producers’ Weekend

Celebrating our 15th Anniversary

Hosts:
Julian Schnabel
Trudie Styler and Sting

THE LINE-UP FOR THE PRODUCERS’ WEEKEND GALA

Join us in selecting two of the feature plays in Culture Project’s 2012-2013 season on Sunday, November 13th.

Tennis in Nablus

Written by Ismail Khalidi

It is 1939. World War II looms over Europe as Palestinian rebels teeter on the brink of defeat at the hands of the British empire which rules Palestine with an iron fist. As the Arab revolutionaries fight for their freedom, the Zionist movement is getting stronger by the day. A collision between the two peoples seems inevitable, especially as the English sow discord in between their daily tennis matches.

The Real Americans

Written and Performed by Dan Hoyle

In The Real Americans, Dan Hoyle focuses his form of “theater journalism” on the urban/rural divide in America, portraying characters based on people he met on a months long road trip through small-town and rural America. Audiences meet closeted gay creation theory experts, Reaganite union coal miners, conservative anti-war veterans, liberal hipster foodies, and Dominican New Yorkers turned cultural commentators, among many others. A rich texture of human connection evolves as Hoyle brings to the stage the human stories behind our polarized politics.

SHAHEED: The Dream and Death of Benazir Bhutto

Written and Performed by Anna Khaja

Directed by Heather de Michele Writer/performer Anna Khaja illuminates the lives and historical forces surrounding slain Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in 2007 while attempting to reunite a nation bitterly divided over the ideals of Islam and democracy. Through the monologues of eight characters that take place in the minutes before Bhutto’s death – including Condoleeza Rice and Bhutto herself – we see how Bhutto’s life and death resonate far beyond the boundaries of Pakistan, reshaping the world’s struggle to reconcile the precepts of Islam with those of democracy.

The Assembly’s 
HOME/SICK

Written and Performed by Dan Hoyle

The Assembly presents HOME/SICK, an ensemble-devised investigation of the history of the 1970s radical group The Weather Underground. When a handful of 1960s student anti-war activists, disenchanted with American aggression abroad and rampant inequality here at home, dedicated themselves to the violent overthrow of the United States government, they accelerated a movement to its fervor, but left a country behind. Forty years later, The Assembly asks: what can their failed attempt at revolution tell a nation once again on the brink?

Friday, November 11th

Dinner and Cocktails

Attend a private dinner at one of the spectacular homes of our hosts, where extraordinary chefs will prepare sumptuous meals, paired with fine wines by top-tier vintners. Toast Culture Project’s 15th Anniversary and enjoy magical, impromptu entertainment with special guests.

Sunday, November 13th
Presentation of Play Selections

View exciting excerpts from five carefully selected new works. Producers will vote and determine two fully mounted productions to highlight our 2012–2013 season, and be credited as producer.
Followed by a 6:30pm reception and dinner

HONORING

Bob Balaban
Dr. Gail Furman
Nancy Harrow
Beatrix Ost
Entertainment provided by The Citizens Band.

PRODUCERS’ WEEKEND INVITATION [pdf]