An Autobiographical Performance by Four Female Veterans

Monday, March 27, 2017

Well known for bridging the military/civilian divide through theatre in cities across the nation since 2008, the Telling Project's recent production of "She Went to War" at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN acknowledged the distinctive and important roles women play on the battlefield.  "She Went to War" was written by Max Reyneard - Senior Writer/Producer and Jonathan Wei - Founder/Executive Director of the Telling Project.

The autobiographical performance was by four local female veterans, all of whom experienced significant combat exposure during their terms in the military. Their stories spoke for many women whose roles put them in the line of fire. The Telling Project collaborates with local community organizations and individuals.  In the process of interviewing, scripting, performance training, rehearsing, and performing, the women of war had the chance to speak and share service stories with their community in an intimate theater setting. The connection was a deep and profoundly healing experience for the Veterans and their audience.

The Telling Project is listed in the National Initiative Directory of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military at Americans for the Arts. The National Initiative Directory represents artists, arts organizations, medical facilities, researchers, and funders actively engaged in advancing the arts of any discipline for the health and well-being of active duty service members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers throughout the military continuum.

Read more about "She Went to War" and the cast of Veterans - Gretchen Evans, Tabitha Nichols, Racheal Robinson, and Jenn Callaway.

Read Reviews about "She Went to War".

To find upcoming performances and information about the Telling Project, read here.