By: Info Provided by TheatreWorks Florida.
Davenport - TheatreWorks Florida is thrilled and proud to announce the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs has approved an NEA Partnership Grant in the amount of $10,000 to continue the company’s highly acclaimed community outreach branch, TheatreCares, and the inspiring theatre arts program, Vet Voices.
Vet Voices is a FREE program for military war veterans, their families and caregivers that enlists creative arts therapy through active participation in workshops and events. This grant is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This marks the fifth NEA grant awarded to TheatreWorks Florida and TheatreCares.
Vet Voices launched in 2018 for Central FL military veterans and had a highly successful season, ending with an all-veteran written and acted play called “Breakfast in Baghdad”, directed by Mark S. Graham.
The play encompassed stories about the vets’ actual experiences in the military and was presented to the public on May 18 & 19, 2019. The 2019-20 sessions will now focus on music and theatre, whether it be singing, songwriting, playing an instrument or just being behind the scenes to produce the Final Presentation in June 2020.
The Vet Voices program is free of charge to military veterans of war (Active, Retired, Reserve and National Guard), their families and their caregivers in the Central FL region. A final presentation of creative work will be presented to the Central Florida public on June 2020 as a continued effort to create an awareness of our wartime veterans and the health issues they deal with on a daily basis as well as how they adapt to normalizing their lives after war.
Recruitment for the Vet Voices 2019-20 program is already in progress from now until Oct 10, 2019. The program does have a participant cutoff so sign up early.
For more information and to register for the program, please visit TheatreWorks Florida’s website at TheatreWorksFL.org or contact Abel Gonzales, TWF Company Manager, at: firstname.lastname@example.org | 407.340.0473.