Black Swan Arts & Media creates and produces original performance and multimedia works that travel beyond borders of race, religion, culture and politics.
The Prepared Table: A Feast of Foods and Stories from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the F.O.B. (Forward Operating Base of the US Military) is Black Swan Arts & Media's upcoming event for Fall 2015.
The Prepared Table is an interactive event that incorporates videotaped interviews with Iraqis, Afghans and American vets, live performance, and a feast of foods from both Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a typical U.S. military base.
More than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan has left an indelible wound on our nation's psyche. Behind the burkas, keffiyehs and military uniforms are real people whose stories remain unknown to most of us. THE PREPARED TABLE will shed a light on their--and our--common humanity.
There are two performances of The Prepared Table scheduled in Oakland, CA: Thurs., October 29, 2015 and Wed., November 11, 2015 at The Bellevue Club. Limited seating tickets for this benefit go on sale August 21, 2015.