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Looking Back on 2011 & Looking Forward to a New Year!


Please consider making your DNAWORKS END-OF-YEAR CONTRIBUTION

to assist in bringing HAMAPAH/THE MAP and other DNAWORKS art and dialogue programming to communities around the world.

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Updated DNAWORKS Website

DNAWORKS is excited about the launch of our updated website! Check it out HERE.


Highlights from 2011


HaMapah/The Map at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

DNAWORKS presented HaMapah/The Map to a sold-out house at the McCoy Theatre on October 9. Thanks to Julia "Cookie" Ewing, Kevin Collier, and their expert group for making the experience so successful!

"This team [DNAWORKS] is so important right now! Uniting our histories, our stories, our humanity; allowing us the ability to actually connect and discover how to truly give and take. These two artists give me hope!”
- Julia Ewing, Artistic Director, McCoy Theatre

Check out our BLOG for more feedback from the Memphis audience!

dah centar gallery

Summer 2011: Serbia...

"HaMapah/The Map was a huge success in Belgrade, Serbia at Dah Theatre’s Passing the Flame Festival. In attendance was Mother Mejra, a legendary Bosnian activist, whose story of locating her family's remains after the war has inspired a generation of peacemakers.
Read more on our BLOG!

Spoleto open 2011


HaMapah/The Map was featured in the Spoleto Fringe Festival at the brand new Spazio Teatro! The first performance sold out. The audience included 15 West African laborers evacuated from Libya during the civil war last spring.

In addition to performing at the Festival, Adam and Daniel performed a selection of the show and a tribute poem to Ellen Stewart at her memorial celebration on July 6, as part of the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto. Co-Director Daniel Banks says, "It was such an honor and moving experience – La MaMa was the very first theatre I visited when I came to NY during college to begin my journey into the world of ensemble theatre. Ellen changed so many people's lives and had such a huge impact on US and international theatre and relations."


& Hungary

Roma and Friends Camp, Hungary 2011

DNAWORKS returned to Hungary for the third consecutive year and led self-expression and creativity workshops with youth from all over Hungary at the Roma and Friends Summer Camp sponsored by the Regional English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest. DNAWORKS also led a pedagogy workshop with the campers' teachers. They were assisted for the second consecutive year by DNAWORKS collaborator Christopher Rivas.

Catch up on our past experiences in Hungary by visiting the DNAWORKS Website


Say Word! Voices from Hip Hop Theater (University of Michigan Press)

The First Critical Anthology of Hip Hop Theater Plays

Edited and with an Introduction

by Daniel Banks

Published July 2011

University of New Mexico Albuquerque Bookstore
April 17, 2012 @ 2pm
Joint launch with Elaine Avila's new collection of plays
Jane Austen Action Figure and Other Plays

from No Passport Press.

Previous Book launches, readings, and signing events have taken place at:

Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference
Palmer House, Chicago
August 13

Santa Fe Art Institute
Hip Hop Hope 9/11, Ten Years After
With Actors: Georgina Escobar, Frank Green, Abraham Jallad, and Shayla Patton
September 6

Hip Hop Theater Festival/La MaMa, E.T.C.
With Actors: Ines Garcia, Eboni Hogan, Antonio David Lyons, and Alejandro Rodriguez
Joint launch with Bryonn Bain's The Prophet Returns
October 30

CUNY - Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
With Actors: Carlton Byrd, Ines Garcia, Eboni Hogan, and Alejandro Rodriguez
Panelists: reg e gaines and Michele Shay, book contributors Abiola Abrams, Holly Bass, Kristoffer Diaz, Antoy Grant, and Ben Snyder
Moderated by Talvin Wilks
December 8

Stay tuned for Chicago, D.C., and West Coast events!


DNAWORKS Co-Director Daniel Banks named Ariane de Rothschild Fellow

This year, Daniel was named a 2011 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow. The ADR Fellowship is designed to help Muslims, Jews, and Allies create sustainable social ventures. Daniel spent two weeks at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, UK, in August and will complete the second half of the course at ESSEC in Paris in early January. More information about his experiences can be read in his article "The Keys to the Kingdom: Artists and/as Entrepreneurs" on the ADRF Fellows website.



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