Veterans Share Their Stories on Stage at the Tobin


9/29/2014 – from The Rivard Report, written by Lily Casura

Catharsis is a word with ancient Greek roots, meaning a purging of strong emotions, often through art. In today’s post-draft, all-volunteer era, where fewer than 1% of Americans serve in the military, it’s interesting that the expressive arts have become an important arena for veterans to connect with civilians.

The Telling Project,” opening Wednesday night at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and featuring 10 San Antonio-area veterans and family members, from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is one such opportunity. When the play first opened in the nation’s capital, the Washington Post reviewed it saying, “If you see nothing else this weekend, see this.”

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