03.22.2004

artistnetwork — Suheir Hammad

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Date/Time: 22/03/2004 12:00 am


The Artists Network of Refuse & Resist! presents
Inside the Culture of Resistance / conversations with artists
reg e. gaines
interviews
SUHEIR HAMMAD
Monday MARCH 22, 2004 7pm
Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 W.12th St. NYC
tickets $8, info: 212-229-5353 or www.artistsnetwork.org
The evening will open with a performance by Suheir.
This conversation is part of a series of videotaped public
interviews that explore questions
confronting artists who have pioneered in reaching a broad
audience with art that challenges the world as we know it and
celebrates the spirit and resistance of the people.
SUHEIR HAMMAD is a daughter of Palestinian refugees, born in
Amman, Jordan, and raised in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Suheir is a
poet and author of “Born Palestinian, Born Black” and “Drops of
This Story”. She is an original writer and cast member of the
TONY Award winning Russell Simmons Presents DEF POETRY JAM ON
BROADWAY. Suheir’s produced plays are BLOOD TRINITY and
REORIENTALISM.
REG E. GAINES is a poet and playwright. He is director and
co-founder, along with Jam Master Jay and Rob Principe, of
Scratch DJ Academy. He is artistic director of Scratch
Theatrical and the 2004 Downtown Urban Theater Festival. reg is
currently directing Marcella Goheen’s BLAK, OTHER ASPECTS (which
he also wrote), and Regie Cabico’s STRAIGHT OUT. He is in
rehearsals for his play TIERS. reg wrote the book for Broadway’s
BRING IN DA NOISE, BRING IN DA FUNK.
INSIDE THE CULTURE OF RESISTANCE: Earlier interviews in this
Artists Network series have been done with actor Danny Hoch,
poet/playwright reg e. gaines, theater groups Culture Clash and
Universes, R&B singer/composer Oscar Brown Jr., filmmaker David
Riker, poet Willie Perdomo, and painters Arnold Mesches and
Brett Cook-Dizney. Tapes of these interviews are being edited
for broadcast and distribution.
THE ARTISTS NETWORK OF REFUSE & RESIST! is a group of artists
and arts presenters working in NYC and LA, dedicated to creating
and promoting art that contributes to a culture of resistance in
these mean-spirited political times. We help develop new works
and new collaborations, host salons and discussions among
artists, and produce events. Check out our website:
www.artistsnetwork.org
This conversation is produced by the Artists Network of Refuse &
Resist! in cooperation with the Vera List Center for Art and
Politics at The New School.

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