When U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan in August of 2021, it wasn’t the end of the story. For those who fought in America’s longest and never-ending war, it was only one traumatic point in the story – in their stories. This Veteran’s Day weekend, War Words, the Pulitzer Prize nominated play, brings their experiences to audiences, in their own words, and with U.S, military veterans on stage.
Produced by New York Rep., War Words will be performed at A.R.T./New York, 502 W 53rd St, New York City beginning November 10. Opening night is November 14, and performances will continue through December 17. Tickets are available HERE.
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From the New York Rep. website,
“War Words is a Pulitzer Prize nominated docu-play in the words of the men and women who served in the U.S. Military during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Based on the playwright’s interviews with veterans of the 20-year Long War and their families, War Words is composed of heroic and heartbreaking stories of the veterans, families, and allies of people who served: those who came home, and those who were left behind. The playwright [Michelle Kholos Brooks] and NewYorkRep have felt that there was always a need for civilians to better understand the motivation and sacrifice one makes to serve.”
From an interview on Playbill.com
“These are the stories of real veterans, in their own words,” adds [writer, Michelle Kholos Brooks]. “War Words aims to bridge the divide between those who serve in the military and the rest of us who say ‘thank you for your service,’ without really understanding what the service and sacrifices truly are. I hope that audiences will be as surprised, delighted, and moved by these stories as I was.”
Read the full article “Real U.S. Military Veterans Will Take the Stage in War Words Off-Broadway”
New York Rep. presents
By Michelle Kholos Brooks
Directed by Sarah Norris
November 10 – December 17th
Performances at A.R.T./New York, 502 W 53rd St, New York City
Tickets and more information available at NewYorkRep.org