VOICES FROM THE LONG WAR
Organized by: Thomas Berry
EVENT DATE Apr 28, 2016
VOICES FROM THE LONG WAR is a true story told by veterans and refugees. It reveals their lived experience in Iraq and Afghanistan and traces how both veteran and refugee strive to return home—or build a new one—in an America removed from the war.
The bond formed between our volunteer cast of veterans and refugees is an essential part of this story. Some of our participants will head straight to work after rehearsal.
We are seeking donations for shared meals during our rehearsal process. Providing meals for our team of veterans, refugees, and drama professionals will go a long way toward building the community that will help them tell their stories in performance.
We are raising $1300 to support 13 meals for 10 cast/crew over 13 rehearsal dates. This will add to the 10,000 dollars already donated for interview support, transcription services, script-writing, and venue support.
VOICES FROM THE LONG WAR is a documentary theater performance featuring US military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Iraqi and Afghan refugees – individuals whose work with the American military in their home countries necessitated their seeking asylum in the US.
All participants are current New Haven area residents, and all will be performing their own stories. VOICES FROM THE LONG WAR is presented in partnership with The Telling Project, the Woodruff Foundation, and Yale's Jackson Insitute for Global Affairs.