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Military Veteran Artists to Present Readings Before OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME at the wild project

Military Veteran Artists to Present Readings Before OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME at the wild project

Military veteran artists will present special readings of poetry, flash fiction and more before each performance of OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME, written and performed by J. A. Moad II, running at the wild project from September 26 - October 15, for the first annual VETERANS VOICES 2017, a groundbreaking initiative celebrating the creative work of our military veterans.

Produced by Consequence Magazine, Warrior Writers, War Literature & The Arts, & Poetic Theater Productions, VETERANS VOICES 2017 take place just prior to performances of Moad's OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME.

The performance schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM; with an added performance onTuesday, September 26 at 7 PM. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111or by visiting www.thewildproject.com. For more information, visit www.poetictheater.com.


The line up for VETERANS VOICES 2017:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th at 7PM: Teresa Fazio reading "Float," the story of a young Marine's attempt to balance the pressures of military culture, peers, and her own desires.

Teresa Fazio was a Marine Corps officer from 2006-2006, deploying once to Iraq. Her essays and fiction have been included in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The War Horse, Task and Purpose, Vassar Quarterly, Consequence Magazine, and Penthouse, and the anthologies Retire the Colors, The Road Ahead, and It's My Country, Too. Her awards include the 2015 Consequence Magazine Fiction Prize and a fellowship at Yaddo, and she is a current MFA candidate at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th at 7PM: Brendan Walsh

Brendan Ryan Walsh was honorably discharged from the U.S.M.C. and came home to N.Y. to pursue his love for theatre. He is a graduate of Esper Studio's two-year conservatory and continues to study at the renowned HB Studio under the tutelage of Austin Pendleton. He is obtaining his degree in Dramatic Studies from Columbia University. Brendan has performed in theatre regionally and nationally winning awards in acting and ensemble work as well as for his work in Irish Theatre. He also has multipleFilm,T.V. and Commercial credits. A proud member of Equity and SAG-AFTRA, Brendan is honored to be a member of The Forge at Hudson Theatre Group.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th at 5:30PM: Special Kick-Off Event

A special reception and extended kick-off program with the art gallery opening reception at5:30PM and presentations in the theater starting at 6:30PM. Presentations starting at 6:30PM will include Pushcart Nominee and Managing Editor for O-Dark-Thirty the journal of the Veteran Writing Project Jerri Bell reading "Her Husband's Stars," a flash fiction inspired by her Navy experiences; Poet and Veteran Artist Curator Jenny Pacanowski reading her original poem "Combat Dick;" author of The Guerrilla Factory Tony Schwalm reading "Combat Anthropology" a short treatise on the process of trying to understand the people of another culture while trying to kill them; and editor at Wrath Bearing Tree presenting Drew Pham presenting "After Action", a story about the search for meaning after killing a man. The evening will be hosted by senior associate editor of Consequence Magazine Catherine Parnell.

Catherine Parnell (Host), Senior Associate Editor for Consequence Magazine, is an independent consultant as well as an instructor at Grub Street in Boston. Her non-fiction chapbook, The Kingdom of His Will, explores the culture of war, and her short fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications including Redivider and TSR: The Southampton Review.

Jenny Pacanowski is a poet/combat veteran/facilitator/public speaker/actor/curator.
IntheArmy while deployed to Iraq, Jenny was a combat medic and provided medical support for convoys with the Marines, Air Force and the Army. She also did shifts in the Navy medical hospital. In Germany, she was part of a medical evacuation company.
Currently, she collaborates with Impact Theatre, Aquila Theatre, Intersections International, One Fight Foundation, CUNY, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, Poetic Theater Productions, Bedlam Outreach, and The Military Resilience Project along with many other organizations. In this past year, Jenny has founded and is the director of FVET; Female Veterans Empowered to Transition which is held at Camel's Hump Farm in Bethlehem, PA. Most recently, Jenny has performed at the Lincoln Center Atrium, The New York Cultural and Ethical Society, Poetic License: Kicking down Doors, Veterans Special at the Lucid Body House, LaGuardia Community College Veteran Week and Aquila Theatre@ GK arts center. She has been published in, "Reflections; Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning," "Journal of Military Behavioral Health," "TheIndypendent, online magazine," "The I'mpossible Project," and multiple poetry anthologies. As a veteran herself, Jenny's goal is to help veterans and civilians by healing the wounds of war and military culture through the arts. Jenny hopes by creating smoother reintegration programs; it will facilitate lowering the suicide, homelessness and addiction epidemics that plague our veterans. Jenny's Female Veterans Empowered to Transition is on Facebook at facebook.com/femaleveteransempowered2transition. She is on Twitter @jennyfootsteps.

Jerri Bell is the Managing Editor for O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project. She retired from the Navy in 2008; her assignments included antisubmarine warfare in the Azores Islands, sea duty on USS Mount Whitney and HMS Sheffield, and attaché duty at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia. Her fiction has been published in a variety of journals and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize; her nonfiction has been published in journals, newspapers, and blogs. She and former Marine Tracy Crow are the co-authors of It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.

Drew Pham is a Brooklyn-based writer and contributing editor at The Wrath Bearing Tree. In 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division. You can follow him on twitter @drewspeak.

Tony Schwalm is a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army Special Forces (a.k.a. the Green Berets). A veteran of multiple combat deployments, he returned to the Special Operations community in 2012 as a Department of the Army civilian assigned to The Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan, where he led a group of social scientists supporting special operation forces in that war-torn country. Since his return in 2013, he has continued to write and work in various positions supporting agencies in the Department of Defense to include DARPA. He makes his home in Tampa, Florida, with his wife Stephanie and daughter, Sydney.
www.guerrillafactory.com

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30th at 2PM & 8PM: Hayley Johnson

Former Military Police Officer in the United States Navy, Hayley Johnson volunteered to serve in the Gulf War and was stationed in Sasebo, Japan at the age of 19. After her service, she returned as a single injured parent with a sick child stemming from a military birth. In need of better medical care for her daughter, Hayley worked at American Express. Years later, she moved to New York in need of better veteran care for herself and in the process had to leave her family behind. In 2015, Hayley experienced homeless firsthand, living in a shelter after fleeing a domestic violence. In New York, she became a part of Bedlam Outreach, a program designed to help Veterans overcome traumas of war through Shakespeare and acting. Hayley found her voice by using the stage to explore her own personal experiences. She has performed at The Sheen Center, The New Ohio Theatre, The Wild Project, and Interfaith International. At The Lucid BodyHouse she has written for the stage, directed, and performed her own work. Hayley is now moving into film and television, working on the upcoming series "The Neighborhood" created by William DeMeo, about the Brooklyn Mob in the 80's, and the feature length action film "Bare Knuckle Brawler" starring Martin Kove ("Karate Kid"), created by Peter Passero and directed by Joe Gawalis. Hayley worked with Movie Entertainment to promote the film "Little Boy". She credits Housing Plus Solutions, Samaritan Village, HERO's, DECRUIT and The WYCA as integral stepping stones for her success. Hayley's lifelong mission is to encourage and empower women, including veterans, to let them know that all things are possible, and to never give up in the face of adversity. Hayley is currently working with Victor Film Productions to see this vision come to life.

*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st at 3PM: Stephan Wolfert
(A post-show discussion with J.A. Moad II and Stephan Wolfert about the role of theater in helping veterans find their voice will take place after this afternoon's performance of OUTSIDE PADUCAH)

Stephan Wolfert, Actor/Writer/Director, MFA, (AEA, SAG) (US Army, '86-'93, Medic & Infantry Officer) Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing Shakespeare's Richard III. Stephan Received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. On Broadway, Stephan created and directed the military segments for Twyla Tharp & Billy Joel's Tony-Award winning production Movin' Out and a character coach for Cirque du Soleil's, Mystere. He also co-created a touring Shakespeare Company for Trinity Rep Company, directed and taught acting Shakespeare at Cornell University and at Antelope Valley College.
Currently, Stephan is based out of NYC where he is an actor and the Director of Veterans Outreach for the critically-acclaimed, award-winning off-Broadway company Bedlam. He is also the creator of DE-CRUIT--a program to reintegrate military Veterans using Shakespeare, psychology and classical actor training. For more than a decade Stephan has worked with two Native American theater companies: Native Voices in Los Angeles and Native Earth in Toronto, Canada. Stephan was also the Founding ArtisticDirectorfor: Shakespeare & Veterans, and the Veterans Center for the Performing Arts (V.C.P.A.) in Los Angeles. For his work with Shakespeare & Veterans, Stephan has received a certificate of appreciation from the City Council of Los Angeles, presented by fellow veteran and councilman the late Bill Rosendahl. He has been published in the fields of art and science for his work, and is also a member of the NYU think tank PACH (Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity).
As an actor Stephan continues to perform his critically-acclaimed, award-winning, one-man show CRY HAVOC off-Broadway, nationally and internationally. His most recent off-Broadway productions for Bedlam were The Seagull, Sense & Sensibility, Hamlet and Saint Joan. His favorite Shakespeare roles performed include: Richard III, Richard III; Pericles, Pericles; Petruchio, Taming of the Shrew; Antony, Antony & Cleopatra; Cassio, Iago, Othello; Leontes, Polixenes, The Winter's Tale; Antonio, Measure for Measure; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Mercutio, Paris, Friar Lawrence, Romeo & Juliet; Andrew Aguecheek, Orsino, Twelfth Night. His favorite Shakespeare plays he has directed are: Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, and an all-female production of Henry V.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2nd at 7PM: Donna Zephrine

Donna Zephrine was born in Harlem New York and grew up in Bay Shore, Long Island. She went to Brentwood High School, graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work in May 2017 and currently works for the New York State Office of Mental Health at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center Outpatient SOCR (State Operated Community Residence). She is a combat veteran who completed two tours in Iraq. She was on Active duty Army stationed at Hunter Army Airfield 3rd Infantry Division as a mechanic. An article featured Donna's story in the Wounded Warrior Project After Action Review Report Fall 2015. Donna participated in multiple writing workshops including the Veterans Writing Workshop at Fordham Lincoln Center. She was recently published in Radvocate Literary Magazine, the "Afterwords" anthology, the "9 lives" New York University's Veteran's Writers Workshop anthology, Bards Annual 2017, The Local Gem Press, War Writer's Campaign, Poets and Writers, and Blogground. She is a contributing member to other writing workshops including the Voices from War and Project 9 Line workshop. Currently, Donna is studying for her license in social work. She is involved in World Team Sports, Wounded Warrior Project and Team REd White and Blue.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4th at 7PM: original poetry written and presented by Jan Barry and Sarah N. Mess

JAN BARRY is an award-winning journalist and poet whose books include A Citizen's Guide to Grassroots Campaigns, Life after War & Other Poems and (co-editor) Winning Hearts & Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterans, among other works. A U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam, his poetry presentations have ranged from the New York Public Theatre to high school and elementary school classes. A participant and poetry reading coordinator at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival at the NJ Performing Arts Center and the New York City Poetry Festival, he coordinates Warrior Writers workshops for veterans and family members in the New Jersey-New York area.

SARAH N. MESS's poetry and art are featured in Warrior Writers' most recent anthology, titled Warrior Writers. Sarah served in the U.S. Army from 1992-2000, including a combat tour with the 42nd Field Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993. Her poetry presentations have electrified audiences at Cooper Union, New York City Poetry Festival, Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival at the NJ Performing Arts Center and other locales in New Jersey and New York City. She lives in Branchburg, NJ with her husband and two children.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 7PM: Sokunthary Svay presents the sequence poem "Re-Education Building" about a Cambodian soldier who survived the Khmer Rouge regime.

Sokunthary Svay was born in a refugee camp in Thailand shortly after her parents fled Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. They were sponsored to come to the United States and resettled in the Bronx where she grew up. She is currently poetry editor for Newtown Literary, the only literary journal for the borough of Queens, a founding member of the Cambodian American Literary Arts Association (CALAA), an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York (CUNY) in Harlem, and the recent recipient of the American Opera Projects' Composer and the Voice Fellowship for 2017-19. Her publication credits include Homelands: Women's Journeys Across Race, Place and Time, FLESH, Prairie Schooner, Women's Studies Quarterly, and The Margins. Her first collection of poetry, Apsara in New York, will be published this September by Willow Books.

"Re-Education Building": This is a sequence poem about a Cambodian soldier who survived the Khmer Rouge regime (in numerous ways) who resettles in NYC, learning as an adult and re-learning what he remembers of himself and what teaches his daughter.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th at 8PM: Col. (USAF, Ret.) James P Stanton

James P. Stanton is a 2014 graduate of the Hunter College Department of Theatre's Master of Arts. He was a recipient of the CUNY Vera Roberts Fellowship for his anti-war play A Fortnight at Tripler. Most recently he performed in Frog and Peach's Macbeth, Shields of Blue at the Midtown Int'l Theatre Festival, Aquila Theatre's five state tour of Our Trojan War finishing at BAM, and The Public's Shakespeare in the Park season finale production of As You Like It at Central Park's Delecorte. A native New Yorker, Colonel Stanton is a combat veteran who served in the Air Force as a fighter and bomber pilot, commander, accident investigator and strategic international analyst. He is now an actor, playwright, attorney, alternative dispute resolution mediator, and an administrative law hearing officer for the City of New York.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th at 2PM Matinee: Jen Hinst-White reading "Fifteen Eggs" weaving together a first-person account of a Hiroshima survivor, the history of nuclear weapons, and meditations on nuclear danger as seen through the eyes of children and parents.

Jen Hinst-White is a fiction writer and essayist whose work has appeared in The Common, The Missouri Review, The Southampton Review, Image Journal, Consequence and elsewhere. After working in the peace movement, she wrote a novella, A Fortune, about a girl whose mother serves in the 1991 Gulf War (published by Big Fiction, 2014). She blogs (and posts songs and quirky sermons) at jenhinstwhite.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th at 8PM: Robert Lambert presenting his short one-man play Te amo mas que mi vida.

Robert Lambert: Director, Writer, Actor,singer and founder of Trampled Rose Productions - Born in Brockton, Massachusetts and currently living in Brooklyn, New York. A US Army Veteran-Rob is no stranger to the spotlight. From the early days of spinning records at the Youth Center on Loring Air Force Base, to touring around New England as a hip-hop artist for SHO-NUFF RECORDS. As an adult he began competing in amateur body building- eventually winning first place, at the ANBC Massachusetts Body Building Championship. As an actor, he has played lead roles in small budget films and video, and has appeared as an extra in television series such as "Law & Order" and HBO's "Brotherhood", plus films such as "The Other Guys" and "Underdog". He is most recognized for the musical Born in Brockton Born Again in Brooklyn, a one- act musical he wrote, directed and starred in. As a new believer, Rob wanted to be involved in his church and began to serve on the Worship Team, as well as write/perform short skits that would portray the Gospel in a more contemporary light. This was the genesis of Trampled Rose Productions Inc.

*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th at 3PM Matinee: Everett Cox (There will be post- performance discussion with J.A. Moad II and Everett Cox about Vietnam Veteran Voices.)

Everett Cox served in the U. S. Army from 1966-1969. He served in Vietnam in 1969 with the 245th Surveillance Airplane Company at Marble Mt. Airbase and was an aerial camera specialist. Mr. Cox has worked most of his life as a laborer. He lived and worked for 7 years at New Experimental College in Denmark and did 7 years of volunteer work with the Association of World Education, an NGO at the United Nations in New York trying to implement a global minimum wage. He is the father of a magnificent 23 year old son.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9th at 7PM: Donte Wright Da Storyteller reading his poems "Combative Illusions", "Where Are You" and "Uncle"

Donte Wright Da Storyteller is a Desert Storm veteran. He is a member of "Warrior Writers NYC," and has been a featured poet on Sex & Politics Radio and the Vets Chat Show. He has performed at the Wild Project with Poetic Theater Productions as a part of Love Redefined, and was featured in Warrior Writers' poetic theatrical production of From Table To Stage at the Puffin Cultural Forum. He was a featured opening poet for the presentation of Takeo Rivera's GOLIATH at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.

WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th and 12th at 7PM: Natalie Lovejoy presenting an excerpt from her musical Deployed.

Natalie Lovejoy is a composer, lyricist, and author from Annapolis, MD whose work has been heard in New York at Lincoln Center, 54 Below, The Duplex, Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Flea Theatre, and Greenwich Music House, as well as in San Diego, LA, and Nashville. She wrote the music, book and lyrics to Deployed, (Off-Off Broadway), which she began writing when she was married to a soldier who deployed to Iraq in 2008. Other work includes: Walk Across a Wire, Hall Pass ("Flyers and Fryers"), and The Big C., Her short-story "Two Roads" was published in the anthology Incoming (So Say We All Press) which examines the transition from military to civilian life. Natalie is listed in The Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatres Writers at Contemporary Musical Theater.com. Education: New York University (MM in Music Composition), Catholic University (BM in Musical Theater), the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and the Johnny Mercer Musical Theatre Project at Northwestern University. Professional Member: ASCAP, the Dramatist Guild. www.natalielovejoymusic.com.

*FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th at 6:30PM: Closing Weekend Celebration Special Event featuring: a reading by Jesse Goolsby, an excerpt from Deployed by Natalie Lovejoy, poetry reading by Nicole Goodwin, an original short play by John M. Meyer, and an excerpt from Maurice Decaul's new play Hurt Me.

Jesse Goolsby is the author of the novel I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), winner of the Florida Book Award for Fiction and long-listed for the Flaherty-Duncan First Novel Prize. His fiction and essays have appeared widely, including The Literary Review, EPOCH, The Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, Salon, and Pleiades. He is the recipient of the Richard Bausch Short Story Prize, the John Gardner Memorial Award in Fiction, and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. His work has been listed as notable in both Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories, and selected for Best American Mystery Stories. He serves as Acquisitions Editor for the literary journal War, Literature & the Arts.

A US Air Force officer, Goolsby holds an English degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Masters degree in English from the University of Tennessee, and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Florida State University. He was raised in Chester, California, and now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Nicole Goodwin is a veteran, author, performance artist, and award-winning poet. Her book Warcries is a collection of poems inspired by her experiences in combat theatre. She is a 2013-2014 Queer Art Mentorship Queer Art Literary Fellow, and the winner of The Fresh Fruit Festival's 2013 Award for Performance Poetry. Her articles "Talking with My Daughter..." and "Why is this Happening in Your Life..." (Personal essay/Review for award-winning documentary Tough Love) was featured in the New York Times' parent blog Motherlode. Nicole's play Desert Flowers was shortlisted and selected for performance by the Women Playwriting International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Her work has been featured in multiple years of Poetic Theater Productions' Love Redefined.

MAURICE EMERSON DECAUL, a former Marine, is a poet, essayist, and playwright, whose writing has been featured in the New York Times, The Daily Beast, Sierra Magazine, Epiphany, Callaloo, Narrative, The Common and others. His poems have been translated into French and Arabic and his theatre pieces have been produced at New York City's Harlem Stage, Poetic License Festival in New York City, Washington DC's Atlas INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL in 2013 and 2014, Odon-Theatre de Europe in Paris, The Paris Banlieues Bleues Festival, The Middelhein Jazz Festival in Antwerp, The Avignon Theatre Festival in France andD'tours de Babel, The Grenoble Festival, Grenoble France, Arizona State University Gammage Memorial Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. Forthcoming productions include The Mary L Welch Theatre at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brown University. His album, Holding it Down, a collaboration with Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd was The LA Times Jazz Album of the year in 2013. Maurice, a Callaloo and Cave Canem Fellow, is a graduate of Columbia University [BA], New York University [MFA] and he began his MFA in playwriting at Brown in fall of 2015. Maurice

Decaul's Dijla Wal Furat: Between the Tigris and the Euphrates was presented by Poetic Theater Productions as part of the 2015 Poetic License festival of new poetic theater

John M. Meyer is an artist studying at the University of Texas at Austin. His work as a playwright-performer has been featured in the Austin Chronicle, The Austin American-Statesman, KUT radio, and the BBC online. His stage-play "American Volunteers" won the 2010 Mitchell Award at the University of Texas, and subsequently made the long-list for the Dylan Thomas Prize in the United Kingdom. Much of John's work draws on his experiences as an Airborne Ranger. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upcoming With Poetic Theater Productions: Playwright and performer of an original theatrical piece to be presented on October 13th as a part of a special Veterans Voices 2017 Series event before a performance of Outside Paducah: The Wars At Home. Previously With Poetic Theater Productions: Playwright & Poet for Love Redefined 2016; Performer for Kicking Down Doors: Veterans & Their Families in Poetic License 2016.

*SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 3PM: Hayley Johnson, Adrienne Brammer, Sandra W. Lee, Jenny Pacanowski join the post-show panel with the featured veteran artists and Pam Campos-Palma about Female Veteran Voices.

Adrienne Brammer is a 14-year Air Force veteran who worked as a broadcast journalist and combat videographer. She's been assigned to South Korea, Iceland, Italy, and South Carolina and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Off-Broadway: Bullet Catchers (Women in Combat Theater Project), Our Trojan War (Aquila Theatre), Blueprint Specials (Waterwell); Television: Shadow of Doubt (Investigation Discovery). She is an alumna of the Veterans Immersion Program at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Adrienne is a founding member of Society of Artistic Veterans (501(c)(3)) and is currently the Project Manager for OurVeterans.nyc, the NYC Veterans Alliance's extensive online calendar of events for NYC-area veterans. She has a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. AdrienneBrammer.com

Sandra W. Lee is an 8-year Army combat veteran in the Special Operations Command, having deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from '03-'04. Upon returning from her deployment where shesustainedinjury, she completed her Bachelor's degree in International Relations/Social Sciences with a minor in Music. Off-Broadway: Blueprint Specials (The Public Theater), Bullet Catchers (Judson Memorial Church), Comfort Women: A New Musical (Theatre at St. Clements). Selected New York: The Home Show (Lincoln Center), Interabang (Ars Nova), The Telling Project (Bay Street Theatre). Selected Regional: Rent (Ivoryton Playhouse), Next to Normal, South Pacific (LTM), Avenue Q (OHP), Addams Family (CCT), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Diamondhead Theatre). Sandra splits her time between NYC and Manchester, CT, where she is on the Governing and Artistic Boards of The Little Theatre of Manchester 501(c)(3), and is often a guest/keynote speaker as a disabled veteran for corporations and organizations regarding Military Sexual Trauma (MST), PTS, TBI and her service in the military. She also performs around the country for organizations such as Got Your 6 (501(c)(3)) and The Veteran Artist Program (501(c)(3)). www.sandrawlee.com @sandrawlee

Pam Campos-Palma is an impactful political strategist, campaigner, and leader serving on the front lines of democracy and change with a passion for international peace & security. She is the Executive Director of Common Defense, a national grassroots organization that mobilizes diverse veterans & military families and she forms part of Beyond The Choir, a strategy and training group that partners with movement leaders and organizations. Pam served in the US Air Force for over a decade as an operations intelligence analyst, specializing in geopolitical strategic analysis, mission planning, training, and counter-violent extremism and served in Germany, Kyrgyzstan, OIF and OEF. Pam has been recognized internationally for her transformative leadership and advocacy and was named to Huffington Post's "Top 40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy". Pam has been featured on NBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR, among others and holds a Masters of Public Administration in International Policy from NYU. She is a member of Truman National Security Project's Defense Council, an alumna of Veterans in Global Leadership and a 2017 Writing Fellow for The War Horse.

Additional Artists Involved:

Matthew Thomas Burda is an Actor and Producer. Theater Producer credits include Comfort Women: A New Musical (Off-Broadway, Summer '15), Green Card: A New Musical (Off-Broadway, Summer '16), and Interview: A New Musical (Off-Broadway, running until March 5th, 2017) Matthew served in the USAF Security Forces, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. MTB is a City College of NY graduate (theater) and recently completed a fellowship in the Marketing Department at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He is currently a Creative Producer for Tomahawk Pictures and a Producer for the Dimo Kim Musical Theater Factory. www.matthewthomasburda.com.


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