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Light Me Up

By Andrea Assaf
Added: Thursday, June 22, 2017  /  Used with permission. Andrea Assaf performs the poem "Light Me Up" at the 2017 Freedom Plow Award Gala Celebration which took place on April 21, 2017 in Washington DC.
Andrea Assaf

Andrea Assaf is a poet, performer, director, and cultural organizer. She’s the founding Artistic Director of Art2Action Inc. which creates, develops, produces, and presents original theatre, interdisciplinary performances, performative acts, and progressive cultural organizing. Art2Action supports artists who are women, people of color, queer or trans-identified, and creative allies. Author and director of Eleven Reflections on September—which has toured to La MaMa, The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and internationally—Assaf is a two-time winner of the Princess Grace Award. Her poetry has been published in Mizna in the United States, Scarf Magazine in London, and Alforia in Mexico City, online, and more. Assaf is Artist-in-Residence at the University of South Florida (USF-Tampa) School of Theatre & Dance. She serves on the Board of the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) and Alternate ROOTS, and is a member of RAWI, the Radius of Arab American Writers. She was selected as a 2017 finalist for Split This Rock's Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism.

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