110 Stories' Steven Bauer, Stelio Savante, Diane Venora, Rudolf Buitendach, Sarah Tuft Reflect on September 11

By Playbill Staff
11 Sep 2013

Steven Bauer
Steven Bauer

Sarah Tuft's 110 Stories is presented in Los Angeles Sept. 11 at The Nate Holden Center for the Performing Arts. Commemorating the 12th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the 90-minute production features Golden Globe nominee Diane Venora, Ernie Hudson, Jon Heder, SAG nominee Stelio Savante, Ethan Kogan, Jessica Silvetti, Nicki Micheaux, Steven Bauer, Dash Mihok, Benito Martinez and Sydney Tamiia Poitier.

The same two questions were posed to several of the artists participating in the evening, which benefits Operation Gratitude:
1. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
2. What do you think a Los Angeles audience will be surprised/shocked by the most when they see the play?

Answers follow:

Actor Steven Bauer
I was in Marina del Rey, and I had to shoot a "Scarface" documentary that day...and the world stopped. I heard about it on the radio in the car on my way to my gig.



I think the first hand of accounts of the survivors will shock people who have put the event at the back of their memories.

Actor Stelio Savante
Just a few blocks north of the World Trade Centers, NY was home. I was walking into a deli to get a breakfast sandwich, and I heard this cacophonous explosion/bang and then a few seconds later it was on TV in the deli. And, a few minutes later there were millions of people running uptown through the streets of New York. Something I will never forget, and that’s why I continued to produce this play.

The intimacy of how the human spirit overcomes tragedy through different voices, cultures and mindsets. These are very personal portrayals that have not been heard elsewhere, and instead of the characters sharing their reactions with each other, they’ll be sharing them with the audience.

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