ReThink


Fri, Nov 9, 2018 | 7pm

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 | 3pm & 7pm

Sun, Nov 11, 2018 | 3pm
 
Rethink: I Am a Veteran is a performance and storytelling project centered on the lives of women veterans, their families, and friends. This project, which is designed and led by women artists, focuses on veterans who are women, sharing their first person experiences and delving into topics such as the challenges of toxic masculinity, abuse, military glass ceilings, family life, sexuality, camaraderie, and empowerment while serving their country with honor.

Project-based artist in residence Danielle Wyckoff will be working in the John Talleur Printmaking Studio. Join her to learn about responsive methods of screenprinting and to help produce the scenic design of Rethink: I Am A Veteran, an original theatrical production, along with a corresponding installation for the main lobby. All are invited to enroll in her workshop, Free-form Screenprinting Workshop. 

* The views and opinions expressed in this performance are reflections of the individual participants, and not meant to represent the entire female veteran experience. 

A Glimpse at the Creation Process
This project, which is designed and led by women artists, focuses on veterans who are women, sharing their first-person experience, which was sparked by two questions: who are women, and who are veterans? Rethink: I Am a Veteran will provide possible answers to these questions and will do so through the words of the people who live those answers every day: local female veterans. Stories were collected in one-on-one interviews and a story circle, following a technique used by Community-Based Performance Artist Jan Cohen-Cruz. Selected stories were then transcribed and interpreted through an artistic lens by the performers building Rethink: I Am a Veteran. Maura Garcia joins the cast as a guest choreographer and performer.