WARRIORS FOR PEACE THEATRE
Warriors For Peace Theatre is a collaboration of veterans and civilians with a two-fold mission: Provide catharsis for our returning warriors through Shakespeare and promote peace, healing, and foster the principles of global citizenship by bringing veterans of different nations together in the arts.
WFP has a simple philosophy: Who better to promote peace than those who have seen the face of war? We believe art transcends politics and brings people together. We believe it has the power to heal and our projects are designed to build bridges between communities, promote ethnic diversity, empower women, and foster peace.
Hear What Veterans Are Saying!
Y'Dahanna Daniels - ARMY
Shannon Corbeil - AIR FORCE
Bill Paden - NAVY
Tony Nevada - MARINES
October 19, 1pm
WFP provides artist a venue to use their craft to promote social good.
Acting provides an alternative form of therapy for veterans still processing the experience of war.
2. Bringing veterans of different nations together to perform art promotes
peace and is a way to heal.
3. Each production includes a Q & A with
the audience that provides the public
an opportunity to have a dialogue with
the cast of veterans to help narrow the
NOVEMER 30TH - DECEMBER 22ND, 2019
The HUDSON THEATre, Hollywood, CA
10% of ticket sales will be donated to The Midnight Mission and The Giving Angels - Non profit organizations providing food, shelter, and other services for the homeless.
Warriors For Peace will be producing a stage production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Our exciting production will be in a modern war setting with gender bending roles and a diverse cast comprised of military veterans and civilians. Directed by Ann Noble.
There are three reasons we are embarking on this project:
1. A Collaboration of Military Veterans and Civilians
Julius Caesar, one of Shakespeare’s most revered works, is partly a story about war. Our country has been fighting wars for fifteen consecutive years now. We are casting this stage production partly with military veterans - actors who have experienced combat in our current conflicts. I don’t think this has been done with this play. Our actors will bring a certain depth and understanding of the challenges and affects to the human psyche of those who have experienced the horrors of war. Our production will be a collaboration of veterans and civilians. This partnership fits into our mission of using art to heal and bring people together. Working with civilians is a critical component to the reintegration of our returning veterans into civilian society after returning from military service
2. Ethnic Diversity In Casting
Our production will have have a very diverse cast and reflect modern society and the military in a way many productions have been deficient in.
3. Gender Bending Roles
We are gender bending some of the main characters, including Marc Antony, one of the dominant figures in the play. In a time when there is a long over due push in the industry to have more female leads Julius Ceaser provides a perfect opportunity to present a women in the leading roles.
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Public Service Announcement About Tolerance
Sir Thomas More Monologue
Warriors For Peace theatre assembled 28 veterans and civilians to create a public service announcement that raises awareness about tolerance and sends a message about how some treat immigrants and minorities.
In this collaboration between the civilian and veteran communities, we recited a famous monologue written by William Shakespeare for The Book Of Sir Thomas More. It was a plea for empathy and compassion towards “the other”. I could not be more proud all who were a part of this project!