|Kate Wenner (image source).|
Below are some excerpts from an article by Wenner:
Jim Frangione had invited a handful of vets living at Soldier On’s homeless shelter [see the video above from Soldier On's web site] to come talk with our actors to help them understand what returning vets go through. Now it was my turn to cry, as these proud and tender young men got up the courage to talk about the breakups of their marriages, their struggles with their abusive tempers, their problems with drug and alcohol abuse, and their fervent desire to be back in Iraq, if only to have once more the love and support of their buddies.
So now, when I look back at what motivated me to write this play, I see that in the beginning it was an abstract idea. It’s the journey that made it real by introducing me to the amazing young men and women I have met along the way. Both their pain and their pride are now lodged in my heart.
You can see the whole entry here from Berkshire Playwrights Lab.
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