WHO: The Straz Center
WHAT: Veteran Civilian Arts Ensemble Showcase
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: TECO Theater, Straz Center
DETAILS: The Veteran Civilian Arts Ensemble Showcase is a coming together of our veteran and civilian arts communities. This collaboration empowers veterans to participate in an artistic experience that can support and enrich their wellbeing, aiding reintegration back into civilian life. It is designed to create an opportunity for our civilian members to gain a deeper understanding of the veteran experience and engage with former active military.
“What Now” is a performance piece conceived by ensemble members. It is a tapestry of poetry, movement, music, monologues, visual arts and textiles to express past, present and artful wonderings about our NOW. Directed by John Parks and Fred Johnson, this piece evolved from conversations and improvised experiences essential to the joining of the veteran and civilian collaborators in an effort to manifest healing, deeper understanding and joy.
The Straz Center is continuously evaluating health conditions and adjusting safety protocols. Guests should always visit strazcenter.org/safety before attending a performance.
This performance is FREE and held from 6-7:15 p.m.
The Veteran Civilian Arts Ensemble Showcase is presented as part of the Straz Center’s Straz Salutes and VetArtSpan programs, which are supported in-part by the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Americans for the Arts and the Florida Division of Arts and Culture.
Sponsors include DeBartolo Family Foundation, Real-Time Labor Guide, National Endowment for the Arts: Creative Forces and State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visitwww.strazcenter.org.