A City Reimagined: Voices of 9/11 in Poetry and Performance
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Award-winning poet and performer Carl Hancock Rux is joined by actors Joan Allen, Rocco Sisto, Peter Strauss, Rachel Ticotin, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Ty Jones for A City Reimagined, an evening of stories and remembrances, with live music from cellist Dana Leong and an art installation designed by Cey Adams.
Within days of 9/11, interviewers from the Columbia Center for Oral History and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy began collecting the accounts and observations of hundreds of people from diverse New York neighborhoods and backgrounds. Over the last 10 years, follow-up interviews revealed how individuals and the city as a whole have had to reimagine their own narratives. The resulting collection comprises the book After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years that Followed.
To mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Greene Space commissioned Rux to create and perform a spoken word piece that will be woven into the book’s first-hand accounts, read by acclaimed New York actors.