Based on the inspiring webseries available through New Musicals Inc., this live stage show is a collection of short musicals about veterans, in their own words. Each evening will be different – with four different veteran stories featured each evening.
Friday, June 17th at 6:30pm
ENGLISH MAJOR IN CAMOUFLAGE: A story from a former US Navy Intelligence Officer being tasked to regale a foreign General with stories from American literature. By Veteran Melissa Milich, with music and lyrics by Katie Brady. Directed by Diana Wyenn and performed by Elizabeth Summerer Bouton.
THE AMERICAN DREAM: The first Latina personal Presidential videographer recounts her time at the White House through two very different administrations. By Veteran Brenda Garcia. Book and lyrics by Amy Andrews; music by Isabel Guzman. Dramaturged by Dana Iannuzzi. Directed by Daphnie Sicre and performed by Cecille Forsyth Rios.
THE MESSENGER: A United Nations Peacekeeper from Portugal learns his life’s mission through a chance conversation with a five-year-old Bosnian boy. By Veteran Paulo Jorge Machado Dias Gonçalves, with music and lyrics by Ryan Patrick Martin. Directed by Marc Antonio Pritchett and performed by Marcello Padilla.
CHASING GHOSTS: Based on the Iraq War memoir, An Angel From Hell, by Veteran Ryan A. Conklin; with music by Ron Barnett and lyrics by Christine Croyden. Directed by Catie O’Donnell and performed by Harrison Meloeny.
Saturday, June 25th at 4:30pm
BLOOD: A hospital Navy Corpsman discovers her personal losses intersect with the wounded soldiers in a hospital tent in Kandahar. By Veteran Billie Estes, with music and lyrics by Angela Parrish. Directed by Diana Wyenn and performed by Madelynn Fattibene. CONTENT WARNING: Discussion of suicide
STILL STANDING PROUD: A survivor of Military Sexual Trauma bravely tells her story, and encourages others to speak out. By Veteran Jennifer Figueroa; Lyrics and music by Natalie Rebecca Lovejoy. CONTENT WARNING: Military Sexual Trauma and discussion of suicide. Directed by Catie O’Donnell and performed by Giane Morris.
THE INTERROGATOR: An interrogator grills the only female prisoner in Bagram on charges of terrorism. By Veteran Elaine Little; with music and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen. Directed by Daphnie Sicre and performed by Cecille Forsyth Rios.
CHRISTMAS IN AFGHANISTAN: A soldier stationed in Afghanistan accidentally buys an entire truckful of bread on Christmas Eve. By Veteran Addison Blue, with music by Michael Finke; and lyrics by Addison Blu and Michael Finke. Directed by Marc Antonio Pritchett and performed by Daniel Grimaldi.