A sneak peek into Bedlam Outreach’s Monday Night Classes for Military Veterans.
WHO: The Veterans/Actors of Bedlam's Veteran Outreach Class, MC Jenny Pacanowski, Mission Continues Fellow, J. M. Meyer, teaching artist Judy Molner, and Bedlam's Director of Veteran Outreach, Stephan Wolfert.
WHAT: An informal opportunity to meet the Veterans/Actors of the Outreach class and to observe their work in progress, which includes performances of Shakespeare scenes, monologues, and readings of their own personal writings.
WHEN: Monday, October 10th
6:30-7:00pm: A very informal “meet and greet” between Veterans/Actors, Bedlam Company Members and YOU.
7-8:30pm: The presentation, which features scenes from Shakespeare and personal writings on the themes of ‘homecoming’ and ‘infancy.’
WHERE: Intersections International
145 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10009, 11th Floor
WHY: At Bedlam, we believe in the power of the performing arts to help reintegrate Veterans back into civilian life, and to help them articulate and understand their experiences through the communal process of making theatre.
Our "Open Houses" are an opportunity for Veterans and civilians to exchange in an open dialogue toward bringing a deeper understanding between these two communities.
The most successful Veteran reintegration programs include camaraderie, communalization of trauma, and Veteran/civilian integration. Bedlam’s Monday night classes provide the opportunity for camaraderie-building as well as the communalization of trauma, but you provide the opportunity for Veteran/civilian integration just by showing up.
To learn more about Bedlam and our Veteran Outreach please visit:
We hope to see you there!
RSVP at Outreach@Bedlam.org
Admission is free but donations are always welcome.
I AGREE to be a part of a safe, secure space where we may “speak what we feel, and not what we aught to say” (from Shakespeare’s King Lear); I also agree to keep what others may share, inside of the room.