Events

Representing the Veteran Experience
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:30pm

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan worked extensively with the cast and creative team of Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq.  Here is a chance to hear veterans speaking about the challenges of representing their experiences artistically.  Participants will include: BR McDonald, Iraq veteran and founder of the Veteran Artist Program, which works with artist/veterans to mainstream their creative work; Lynn Hill-Torres, a former drone operator, poet, and performer whose work can be heard on the album Holding It Down: The Veterans Dream Project; and local veterans who contributed to the exhibit From War To Home, which is on display in the Wilma lobby throughout the run of Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq

Veterans on Stage with Paula Vogel
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 7:30pm

Join us for an evening of stage writing created by Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam veterans in workshops with master teacher Paula Vogel during the creation process of DON JUAN COMES HOME FROM IRAQ, read by cast members of the Wilma’s production.  Featuring work by Kevin Basl, Madison Cario, Maurice Emerson Decaul, Jenny Pacanowski, Bryon Reiger, Susanne Rossignol, Steve Scuba, Jacob Siegel, and Michael P. Toner.  This is a free event, and seating is limited.  For tickets, call the Wilma at 215-546-7824 or email tickets@wilmatheater.org.  This event is in partnership with Blue Star Families, Theatre Communications Group, and MetLife Foundation.  A discussion facilitated by Paula Vogel and reception will follow the readings.

A Conversation with Warrior Writers
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 9:30pm

Join us for a post-show conversation with representatives of Warrior Writers. Warrior Writers is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers veterans through creativity, wellness, and open dialogue between veterans and the civilian community through writing workshops, conferences, and publications of poetry and fiction by veterans. Warrior Writers provided valuable consultation throughout the development process of Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq.

Open Captioning: Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 2:00pm