VETERANS PLAY PROJECT, 2013, FORT SNELLING. Photography by Rich Ryan.
What is the Veteran community?
Welcome! The Minnesota veteran community is supported by a circle of veterans, active and national guard members, advocates, organizations, and family. We are honored to hear and share their stories.
Art We’ve Made
The Veterans Play Project
Performed at Base Camp at Fort Snelling, November 15-24, 2013
Inspired by stories gathered from over a hundred Minnesota military veterans, this original play tells the story of veterans and civilians living in the fictional small Midwest town of Smedley. The stories of new recruits, 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 (now Wonderlust Productions) and presented by Mixed Blood Theatre in partnership with Minnesota Humanities Center and Bedlam Theatre.
Want to read the Veterans Play Project? Contact us.
♦ denotes military veteran
The play was done in 2013 and you’re still in our hearts.
Creative and Production
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
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