Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler of Off Center Media have begun documenting the ongoing series that kicked off Nov. 18. In response to interest throughout the country and worldwide, the Culture Project will make the discussions available online shortly following the live events at www.cultureproject.org.
The series, featuring a rotating bill of artists, scholars, journalists and politicians, will continue Sundays and Mondays through Dec. 16. Sunday discussions will approach the issues as presented through film, theatre, music and other art forms, while the Monday counterparts will focus on the articles of impeachment directly, through depositions modeled on actual impeachment hearings.
Among the individuals scheduled to take part in A Question of Impeachment are Phoebe Snow, Annabella Sciorra, Kristen Johnston, Tom Cavanagh, playwright Sam Shepard, American poet Jorie Graham, New York-based band Mary Lee's Corvette, performer and playwright Rinde Eckert and journalist Laura Flanders.
The artists currently scheduled for the Sunday series are Khaliah Ali, Bobby Cannavale, Staceyann Chin, Willie Garson, Julie Goldman, Adam Rapp, Denis O'Hare and Scott Cohen, who will be on hand throughout the series to read sections of the Constitution, Articles of Impeachment and other documents.
On Dec. 9 the Redgraves – Corin, Vanessa and Lynn – 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. Spring Awakening's Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik are slated to appear and perform new songs, while Jorie Graham and Gerald Stern will contribute new poems to be read during the series.
The Question of Impeachment line-up will also feature screenings of Charles Ferguson's documentary "No End in Sight" and Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme's film about rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, "Right to Return."
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.
The topics scheduled include Initiation and Continuation of Illegal War (Nov. 19), Torture and Extraordinary Rendition (Nov. 26), Criminal Negligence and Hurricane Katrina (Dec. 3), Warrantless Surveillance (Dec. 10) and Executive Power – Signing Statements and Suspension of Habeas Corpus (Dec. 16).
Tickets and detailed performance schedules are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.cultureproject.org.