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Events 20 Years of 9-11: Memories of a Witness

20 Years of 9-11: Memories of a Witness

Liz Zimmerman

September 10-September 11

2021 Fringe Festival

45 minutes


Multiple Locations

Imagine you are an 18-year-old college freshman, resident of NYC for one week. On your way to class, you are swept into the chaos of the World Trade Center’s twin tower attack. For Liz, this nightmare is the truth.

Remembering the 9-11 disaster 20 years later, this one person performance examines the concept of memory: where it lives, what it does to us, and what it means. Join Liz as she shares what it is like to be a witness to the horrible day that changed the world.


Friday, Sep 10, 2021 – 7:00pm MAAS Building Studio
Friday, Sep 10, 2021 – 7:00pm Livestream
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 – 9:00am Cherry Street Pier 
Saturday, Sep 11, 2021 – 9:00am Livestream



Writer & Performer: Liz Zimmerman

Director: Keci Schlierf

Piano: Matt Stevenson

This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, an independent satellite festival produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Maas Building featuring over 150 events including performances of 27 original shows, nightly cabarets, and more. Learn more at


Content Considerations

Ages 13+

This show includes vivid descriptions of the 9-11 World Trade Center tragedy. Subject matter includes destruction, chaos, grief, racism, drugs and suicide.

Audience Instructions

All Cannonball Festival events will require proof of vaccination and masks to attend. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the performance venue. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include a physical vaccine card with your name on it or a digital photo of your vaccine card on a cell phone. Please plan accordingly.

About the Artists

Liz settled in Philly after training as a creative writer at Philly’s CAPA on South Broad, a playwright at NYU (BFA) and then getting a cultural and academic boost from Trinity College Dublin (Master’s). Liz has enjoyed participating in Philly Fringe since 2008 as a producer, writer, performer and/or audience member.

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