In all productions, The Telling Project collaborates with local community organizations and individuals. These collaborations are structured to the needs and resources of the community partners. The Telling Project has worked with repertory groups, university theatre departments, veteran service organizations, community associations, governmental and professional organizations and private individuals.
The Telling Project interviews veterans and family members about their experiences with the military. All interviews are video-recorded, and The Telling Project then transcribes the interviews verbatim and constructs a script from the transcripts. Performers have the opportunity to think about, revise and shape the script at the beginning of the rehearsal process.
Performance Training, Rehearsing and Performing
When the interview process is complete, veterans and veterans’ family members interested in performing begin working with an experienced theatre director The prospective performers will undertake an 4-8 week course in performance. When The Telling Project completes and hands over the script, performance training transitions to rehearsal. 4-8 weeks of rehearsal follow, culminating in performances of “Telling.”
Each performance is supported by a full-scale campaign to build interest and audience. This campaign can be undertaken by The Telling Project, in collaboration with The Telling Project, or by the host community.
Production involves logistics and administration for the performance itself. This can be undertaken by The Telling Project, in collaboration with The Telling Project, or by the host community.