Alec Baldwin Joins A Question of Impeachment at Culture Project

News   Alec Baldwin Joins A Question of Impeachment at Culture Project
 
The list of artists, journalists, musicians, actors and authors continues to swell as the Culture Project's ongoing series A Question of Impeachment takes to the internet.

As previously reported by Playbill.com, the Culture Project and filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler of Off Center Media, have begun documenting the discussions due to nation-wide and international demand. The internet broadcasts will be made available shortly following the live events at www.cultureproject.org.

The latest individuals who will debate the impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney on Dec. 3 are "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin, Tracie Thoms ("Rent"), Callie Thorne ("Rescue Me") and former "Harper's" editor Lewis Lapham. "Democracy Now!" host Amy Goodman is the newest addition to the Dec. 10 line-up.

A Question of Impeachment continues Sundays and Mondays through Dec. 16. Sunday discussions approach the issues as presented through film, theatre, music and other art forms, while the Monday counterparts are focused on the articles of impeachment directly, through depositions modeled on actual impeachment hearings.

Among the individuals previously named to take part in A Question of Impeachment's Sunday series are Kathleen Chalfant, Phoebe Snow, Annabella Sciorra, Kristen Johnston, Tom Cavanagh, Khaliah Ali, Bobby Cannavale, Staceyann Chin, Willie Garson, Julie Goldman, Adam Rapp, Denis O'Hare, Scott Cohen playwright Sam Shepard, American poet Jorie Graham, New York-based band Mary Lee's Corvette, performer and playwright Rinde Eckert and journalist Laura Flanders.

On Dec. 9 the Redgraves – Corin, Vanessa, Lynn and Jemma – will read from "Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak," a collection of poems written by detainees held in the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The collection's editor, Marc Falkoff, is also slated to take part in the discussion and reading. The Question of Impeachment line-up will also feature Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme's film about rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, "New Home Movies from the Lower 9th Ward," on Dec. 2.

The individuals taking part in the Monday night Questions include Michael Ratner, President of the Center for Constitutional Rights; Bruce Fein, Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan and member of the American Bar Association's Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements; and retired Colonel Ann Wright, one of three U.S. State Department officials who resigned in protest prior to the invasion and occupation of Iraq in March, 2003.

Also scheduled are best-selling political journalist and Salon.com contributor Joe Conason; best-selling author of "The End of America" Naomi Wolf; attorney Martin Garbus; attorney Elizabeth Holtzman; David Swanson, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.com; retired CIA officer Ray McGovern; former NBC correspondent Richard Valeriani; and journalist Scott Horton.

Spring Awakening's Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik will perform new songs as part of the Dec. 16 closing event.

The topics scheduled include Initiation and Continuation of Illegal War, Torture and Extraordinary Rendition, Criminal Negligence and Hurricane Katrina, Warrantless Surveillance and Executive Power – Signing Statements and Suspension of Habeas Corpus.

Tickets and detailed performance schedules are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.cultureproject.org.

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