2008

Betrayed

In early 2007, George Packer published an article in The New Yorker about Iraqi interpreters who jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq, with little or no U.S. protection or security. The article drew national attention to the humanitarian crisis and moral scandal.

Betrayed, based on Mr. Packer's interviews in Baghdad, tells the story of three young Iraqis - two men and one woman - motivated to risk everything by America's promise of freedom. Betrayed explores the complex relationships among the Iraqis themselves, and with their American supervisor, struggling to find purpose while a country collapses around them.

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2008

Expatriate

Written and composed by Lenelle Moîse
Directed by Tamilla Woodard
Choreography by Nicco Annan

“freshly imaginative”
– NY Post
“an abundance of heart and conviction”
– NYTheater.com

Claudie and Alphine, black American artists, are childhood friends struggling against the addiction and sexual trauma that runs in their family histories. They flee to Paris to realize their dreams of musical success, supporting themselves as performers on the streets of Paris, and rising to fame as singing group Black Venus. But while Claudie finds sexual freedom, artistic sustenance and spiritual regeneration through her new life – Alphine’s hunger for adoration from a celebrity-mad culture has tragic consequences.

Expatriate is an engaging exploration of black womanhood, friendship, sexuality, and freedom, celebrating characters in the spirit of Nina Simone, Josephine Baker, and the Hottentot Venus. With only a JamMan loop machine at their feet, real-life rising stars Lenelle Moïse and Karla Mosley make intricate, haunting and stirring music as they weave the story of singing group Black Venus's rise to fame.

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2008

Culture Project presents Temple University's acclaimed production

In Conflict

Best New Play
– Philadelphia Weekly
WINNER of Fringe First Award
– Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2008

Barrow Street Theatre, Culture Project and Circle in the Square present

The Atheist

starring Campbell Scott

written by Ronan Noone
directed by Justin Waldman

“An EXPOSE of our diseased, contemporary culture! Scott imbues the writing with SAVAGE WIT!”
– The New York Times
“The Atheist proves to be the perfect match of magnificent actor and gripping play. Don't miss it!”
– Theatermania.com
In this hilarious play, Campbell Scott plays a crooked journalist who will do anything to make news. When Augustine turns a prominent local politician's tawdry tastes into a front page headline, the scandal backlashes with shocking consequences. Don't miss the chance to see Campbell Scott in this smash hit performance!

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2008

Emmett, Down in My Heart

A play by Clare Coss

Directed by Kenny Leon
Featuring Kathleen Chalfant, Danny Glover, and Linda Powell

A special staged reading presented by Culture Project and Middle Collegiate Church, and hosted by Judson Memorial Church.

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Campbell Scott brings his portrayal of corrupt journalist Augustine Early to Culture Project in a one-night only performance of The Atheist. This critically-acclaimed one-man show enjoyed a sold-out run at the Huntington Theater in Boston and is headed for the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer. You won't want to miss this special, one-night only benefit performance at Culture Project!

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