The Veterans Play Project

The Veterans Play Project

Inspired by stories gathered from over a hundred Minnesota military veterans, this new play tells the story of veterans and civilians living in the fictional small Midwest town of Smedley. The stories of newrecruits, veterans, and advocates from all conflicts and on all sides weave together as the residents of Smedley face the dilemma of how to honor the memory of those who have served in their community. Performed by a talented cast of 22 actors and musicians, including 15 military veterans.

Created by Footprints Collective and presented by Mixed Blood Theatre in partnership with Minnesota Humanities Center and Bedlam Theatre
Performed at Base Camp at Fort Snelling, November 15-24, 2013
We’re happy to share the Veterans Play Project script with you. Feel free to download, share, and enjoy for free. Veterans Play Project 2013 WLP full script.
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(* indicated military veteran)

Dawn Brodey
Matt Delaney*
Roger Ezell*
Mitch Lynn Fowler*
Lorelei Giddings*
William Hatton*
Erik Hoover
Charles Jones*
Diane Kinney*
Naomi Ko
Ariel Leaf
Jay Mastrud*
Nick Perlick*
Joel Raney*
Kirsten Stephens*
Rande Tomas*
Samuel Verdeja*
Maren Ward
Adam Whisner
Joe Wiener
Mary Williams

Creative Team

Wendell Bell, sound designer
Alan Berks, script advisor
John Francis Bueche, set designer
Annie Cady, costume designer
Leah Cooper, director
Aaron Gabriel, composer & music director
Meghan Gunderson, assistant director
Wu Chen Khoo, lighting designer
Seán McArdle, props designer
Tamara Ober, movement designer
Sarah Salisbury, props master

Production Team

Ariel Leaf, volunteer coordinator
Alyssa Perau, script assistant & dramaturg
Laura Thaisen, stage manager

Mixed Blood Theatre, Producing partner

Julia Gallagher, production manager
Brie Jonna, community outreach & marketing
Jamil Jude, producer
Rob Ley, disability community liaison
Jill Michaelree, community outreach & development
Jack Reuler, artistic director
Amanda White Thietje, managing director

Our deepest gratitude to our collaborating community partners:

  • Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
  • Coming Home Collaborative at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
  • Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Minnesota Humanities Center
  • Minnesota National Guard
  • University of Minnesota Student Veterans Association
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Veterans in the Arts
  • Women Veterans Initiative