Davenport - On May 18 and 19, TheatreWorks FL presented a play called Breakfast in Baghdad. For those of you who missed the presentation, we have to tell you that you missed a great opportunity to meet a brave group of Veterans from the Central Florida area sharing their military life stories and heartwarming anecdotes from their military times.
Breakfast in Baghdad was the result of a year-long program created by our friends at TheatreWorks FL in which their main purpose was to bring men and women from the area, who have put their lives on the line to serve our country, to provide them a safe space where they could express their feelings and heal from their military injuries.
The Breakfast in Baghdad cast was composed of Richard Ottum, Liz Nussmeier, Cornelius Douglas, all from Winter Haven. Marielys Camacho- Reyes from Haines City, Robert Skillman and Darrell Shaefer from Davenport, and Dr. Anthony Sterling and Yolanda Sterling from Orlando.
At the end of the presentation, there was a Q & A session, and one of the questions that were asked was…"what made you guys stay committed to the program knowing that it was going to be a year-long program?" Even when the answers from the Veterans were, somehow, different, there was one answer that stayed consistent… “because we immediately became a family.”
TheatreWorks FL is currently in the process of relocating and has canceled all their upcoming presentations until the relocation process is over, but one thing they want you to know is that they are coming back, stronger than ever, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to their Vet Voices program, you can do so by visiting their website www.theatreworksfl.org/theatrecares.
We are not sure about you, but we definitely want to see what the Vet Voices team will do next.