At 7:30 PM the Redgraves take to the Culture Project stage to 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 evening is presented in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights.
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 nationwide and international demand. The internet broadcasts will be made available shortly following the live events at www.cultureproject.org.
A Question of Impeachment, which debates the impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, 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.
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. "Democracy Now!" host Amy Goodman is the newest addition to the Dec. 10 line-up. 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, 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.