Arts & the Military

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The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe
Essay

The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe

by Tammie Pollard
1 July 2018
Building Understanding between Veterans and the Community through Playwriting
Essay

Building Understanding between Veterans and the Community through Playwriting

by Leilani Squire
14 June 2018
Feast of Crispian
Essay

Feast of Crispian

Shakespeare with Veterans

by Paul Gagliardi
15 February 2018
The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe
Essay

The Importance of Military Theatre in Europe

1 July 2018

Tammie Pollard details the history of military theatre in Europe, explores its benefits, and looks at the challenges it faces today.

Building Understanding between Veterans and the Community through Playwriting
Essay

Building Understanding between Veterans and the Community through Playwriting

14 June 2018

Leilani Squire explores the healing power of writing through her experience of working with veterans to write a play about their time at war and sharing their stories with the community.

Feast of Crispian
Essay

Feast of Crispian

Shakespeare with Veterans

15 February 2018

An interview with Nancy Smith-Watson of Feast of Crispian and Tim Schleis, an army veteran and one of FOC’s actors.

Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities
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Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities

19 November 2017

Maureen White shares what emerged at the March 2017 arts and military convening “Art in the Service of Understanding,” produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts and HowlRound.

Ugly Lies the Bone
Essay

Ugly Lies the Bone

Virtual Reality and the Trump Effect

31 May 2017

Director and dramaturg Linda Lombardi discusses Lindsey Ferrentino’s Ugly Lies the Bone, and examines how changes to our political climate effect audience reaction.

Philoctetes in Jerusalem
Essay

Philoctetes in Jerusalem

The Cost of Growing Up a Soldier

31 January 2017

Abraham Benson-Goldberg discusses Khan Theatre’s production of Philoctetes, examining the intersections of young soldiers, heroism, war, and politics.

A Conversation between Paula Vogel and Blanka Zizka
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A Conversation between Paula Vogel and Blanka Zizka

27 March 2014

A dialogue between Paula Vogel and Blanka Zizka regarding their play Don Juan Come Home from Iraq

Convening: Art in the Service of Understanding: Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities with NEFA in Boston—Friday 10 March - Sunday 12 March 2017
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Convening: Art in the Service of Understanding: Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities with NEFA in Boston—Friday 10 March - Sunday 12 March 2017

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) partnered with HowlRound to livestream the convening Art in the Service of Understanding: Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities from Boston on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 10 March to Sunday 12 March. Use Twitter hashtag #artsandmilitary to participate in online conversation.

Art in the Service of Understanding
Series

Art in the Service of Understanding

Bridging Artists, Military, Veterans, and Civilian Communities

This series explores the intersection between art and military service.

An Artist Plenary at the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military 4th National Summit in Tampa, Florida—Friday 3 February 2017
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An Artist Plenary at the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military 4th National Summit in Tampa, Florida—Friday 3 February 2017

Art2ActionAmericans for the Arts, and the University of South Florida (USF) presented an Artist Plenary at the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (NIAHM), 4th National Summit livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 3 February at 1:00 p.m. EST (New York) / 12:o0 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 10:00 a.m. PST (Los Angeles).