URI Providence Campus Presents two performance works Celebrating Veterans
and recognizing their experiences and valuable contributions:
of Courage and Conflict
A Dance Theatre piece by Imagine
11 at 7:30 pm.
Admission is Pay-what-you-can.
of Courage and Conflict was inspired by the true stories
of families affected by war and conflict. Part of a year-long commemorative
program to honor the memory of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th
tragedy. Featuring: Autumn Antunes, Corey Lynn Arruda, Jordan Donahue,
Briana Assante, Lauren Richard, Heather Trahan, Kendra Rossi, Cassandra
Alves and Sarah Cadieux. Sponsored in part by the Rhode Island State Council
for the Arts and the URI Urban Arts and Culture Program.
War & Therapy
by Dr. Paula J.
November 18 and 19, 7:30pm
November 20, 2pm.
The play is directed by Scott Allinson and stars Nichole
Donje and Brian Jones, all former Rhode Islanders and
alumni of Rhode Island College. The performance is
free. War & Therapy is based on the experience
of a woman soldier suffering with post traumatic stress
disorder. Paula J. Caplan's plays have been performed
across the United States and have won numerous awards,
including Pen & Brush New Plays Contest, LDI Productions
New Plays Contest; Samuel French New, Short Plays Contest,
SUPERSlam Boston; Lewis National Playwriting Contest
for Women. WAR & THERAPY is one of the three plays
she has written about war veterans; the others are
SHADES and BURNS. The latest of her 12 nonfiction books
is When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All
of Us Can Help Veterans, and she is the recipient of
the David Gallego Award (for friend to veterans) from
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 19. Paula writes a blog
“It's not a label that soothes
some ones suffering. It’s the willingness of
someone to listen and support - it's human connection
that heals the soul. “