24 October 2008

Veterans Day Program at the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

With the help of the affiliated artists of American Theater Company in Chicago, I set out to go through a file cabinet filled with writing by veterans, submitted over the years to the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum (NVVAM). What we found was writing reflecting the transformation and journey of a soldier. Poetry, prose, even a coloring book explaining with words and pictures of the Vietnam War were among our finds. After several selection meetings we created a one-hour program that will be presented on Veterans Day to honor our veterans. The performance will be held at the NVVAM. This is an outreach program of the Vet Art Project that we hope to be able to share with others. (Check back here for more information if you cannot be in Chicago at the NVVAM on Tuesday, November 11th at 6 p.m.) And if you can, please share this special event with a group of very talented actors and directors.
Here are the details:
In Their Own Words: A Collection of Veterans' Writing
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
6 p.m.
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
1801 S. Indiana Avenue
Chicago, IL
Admission to the museum: free for members, $10 general public, $7 students
Admission to this after-hours performance only: by donation