Cabaret Lineup: March 7th, 8-10pm at Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn

Inspired by the narrative from Winter Soldier, the historic event during which soldiers testified about their personal experiences, Safa Samiezade-Yazd has organized a cabaret to showcase the artistic and performance community’s response to the continuing Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. In the tradition of European literary-political cabaret, the performance will include works of social critics — bringing together the diverse aspects of artistic expression — from politics and society, into literature, theater, music, art and dance.

Safa Samiezade-Yazd- MC, Performer, and Stage Manager



Aaron Glantz – Author of Winter Soldier

Jose Vasquez – IVAW NY Chapter president



Family Opera Initiative – performed by Rebecca Fay (vocal) and Jenny Lin (piano)

Lilly Hughes – Choreographed Dance Piece

Neel Murgai – Musician and Poet

Suzanne Bradbeer- Playwright, monologue performed by Sandra DeLuca

Lanna Joffrey- Playwright and Actress

Wafaa Bilal – Artist and Author: Reading from his book Shoot an Iraqi; Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun

Yako Prods – Multi-Instrumentalist, Graffiti and Beatbox Artist

Baba Israel – Spoken Word Poet, Hip Hop Emcee, and Beatbox Artist

Kahlil Almustafa – Poet, hip hop artist

Elan Vytal / DJ Scientific

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If you plan on attending the reception on Saturday, March, 7th, 2009 from 6-10pm please rsvp through the link below:

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Front of the postcard!

The front of the postcard for 2,191 Days and Counting

The front of the postcard for 2,191 Days and Counting

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List of Participating Artists in the Exhibition

Danya Abt, Grace Ann Alfiero, Waleed Arshad, Carole Ashley, Perry Bard, Nina Berman, Wafaa Bilal, Jean Christian Bourcart, Sherrard Bostwick, Orna Bradshaw, Pam Butler, Doris Caçoilo, Drew Cameron, Damian Catera, Susanna Coffey, Michael Courvoisier, Carla Cubit, Larry Cyr, Peter Delman, Alyssa Dreyfus, Elise Engler, Danielle Fotopoulos, Marilyn Freeman, Joy Garnett, Ariel Goldberg, Sam Gould, Mathieu Grandjean, Lori Grinker, Fariba Hajamadi, Maxine Henryson, John Paul Hornbeck, Tara Hughes-Hall, Rene Farkass, Jacob Goble , Basem Hassan, Diane Hodack, Aaron Hughes, Andrew Ellis Johnson, David Joseph-Goteiner, Wonder Koch, Joyce Kozloff, Dorothy Krakovsky, Jason Laning, Tyler Lee Zabe, Michael Vander LeeuwJu-Pong Lin, Ardele Lister, Melissa Macalpin, Kyla Mathis-Angress, Laura McCallum, Steve McCurry, Dato Mio, James Nachtwey, Nobuho Nagasawa, Aron Namenwirth, Farah Nosh, David Opdyke, Alexander Optivion, Zach Osif, Franc Palaia, Paul Park, Caroline Parker, John Paul, Kenneth Pietrobono, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Lucian Read, Paul Root, Martha Rosler, Erika Rothenberg, Hope Sandrow, Ilse Schreiber Noll, Laurie G. Selleck,  Susan Silas, Elin O’Hara Slavick, Susanne Slavick, Qais Al-Sindy, Ilse Schreiber, Joan Snyder, Molly Snyder-Fink  Chrysanne Stathacos, Natalie Toney, Jon Turner, Betsy Van Die, Christopher Vongsawat, Nathaniel Ward, AJ Wilhelm, Sarah Nelson Wright, Agnes Wszolkowski, The Yes Men, Suyeon Yun, Tyler Zabel,  The Artists Against The War, The Combat Paper Project


The Video Curator and Artist: Ardele Lister, Cabaret Curator and Performer: Safa Samiezade-Yazd. This exhibition was made possible with the generous support of Powerhouse Arena, Crozier Fine Arts, Agata & Valentina, and many more. All proceeds will be donated to IVAW’s Winter Soldier Project to collect soldiers’ firsthand accounts of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan regardless of their politics, while providing them with much needed legal and mental health support.


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