Blending prize-winning theater with urgent moral drama, Culture Project brings the national political conversation to life on the New York Stage.
For more than a decade, Culture Project has told stories as timely as the morning's newspaper in a way that news articles and editorials can never match. Through brilliantly conceived, expertly staged dramas, Culture Project sparks conversation, lifts the human heart and incites political action.
Now through June 28, 2008 see Betrayed George Packer. 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.
A venue for acclaimed, prize-winning performance, Culture Project is also a magnet for today's best talent including Meryl Streep, Danny Glover, Mary J. Blige, Robin Williams, Marisa Tomei, Bob Balaban, Rinde Eckhert, Montel Williams, Frank McCourt, Staceyann Chin, Lynn Redgrave, Sarah Silverman, and other artists who share a passion for theater and public justice.