Warriors For Peace Theatre (WFPT) is a collaboration of veterans and civilians who believe in the healing effects of art. Our mission is to provide catharsis for those who have served and promote peace by way of the theatre arts. Our projects are designed to build bridges between communities, support disenfranchised groups, promote diversity, empower women, narrow the civil-military divide, and foster peace among nations.
We are driven by the core values of empowerment, diversity, tribe, trust, and resiliency.
WFPT 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.
Hear What Veterans Are Saying!
Y'Dahanna Daniels - ARMY
Shannon Corbeil - AIR FORCE
Bill Paden - NAVY
Tony Nevada - MARINES
Warriors For Peace Theatre Testimonials and Mission
WFPT provides artist a venue to use their craft to promote social good.
Acting provides an additional 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
FREE SHAKESPEARE CLASS FOR VETERANS:
Eight week course on Coriolanus
This class will delve into one of Shakespeares most famous plays: Coriolanus. Unlike our previous intro course, this class is for actors who have at least some experience with Shakespeare. It is a play about war and covers many of the themes that resonate with veterans such as duty, honor, sacrifice, loyalty, brotherhood, and betrayal.
Monday Nights 7-10pm. July 12th thru August 30th (8 classes). Via ZOOM!
Free! You're veterans, you deserve it!
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The HUDSON THEATre, Hollywood, CA
From Stage And Cinema:
"... compelling, entertaining, and meaningful. It proves that full diversity, married to talent and experience, can make any piece of theater relevant and striking."
"...the authenticity of the performances are for all to admire."
"...this company is one to watch out for."
Preview of Julius Caeser
Tori Danner on Playing Mark Antony.
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Our exciting production was placed 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 embarked 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 twenty consecutive years now. We cast 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 brought 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 was 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 has a very diverse cast and reflects modern society and the military in a way many productions do not.
3. Gender Bending Roles
We gender bended some of the main characters, including Marc Antony, Julius Caesar, Casca, Octavius, and others. 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 leading roles.