Telling: Orlando With Florida Humanities Council


A wonderful piece in the Orlando Sentinel about “Telling: Orlando,” our third (but far from last) production with the Florida Humanities Council. If you are in the Orlando area, don’t miss this performance! See you there.

Up Next – Telling: Chattanooga


Our collaboration with Chattanooga State Community College will go to stage September 23rd, kicking off our fall season of public performances. We’ve loved working with the great folks at CSCC, and are really excited to see this wonderful production come to stage. Six performances at the Humanities Auditorium – see you there!

“Voices From The Long War” at Lincoln Center

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Our 2016 performance, co-produced by Tom Berry and The Telling Project, and supported by The Jackson Institute for Public Policy, The Yale School of Drama and Adept Word Management will receive a reprise performance at Lincoln Center, presented by the Lincoln Center Veterans Initiative. Directed by Kevin Hourigan and scripted by Jonathan Wei, this unprecedented performance, in which US military veterans and refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan shared the stage, was covered by NPR’s Morning Edition when it opened.

Date and time: November 10, 7:30pm. Location: The Lincoln Center Atrium.

Mark it on your calendars, and keep checking back for details.

Veterans: The Telling Project Memorial Day Broadcasts

Memorial Day broadcast

This is very exciting – below is a partial list of public media stations that will be broadcasting the film “Veterans: The Telling Project,” documenting our 2015 project in Tampa Bay. It’s won 2 Telly Awards!!! Thanks WEDU, Florida Humanities, the NEH and all of the amazing people that made this happen!! Tune in to a station near you!

El Paso veterans open up about experience on stage

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The Telling Project is in El Paso this week, working in conjunction with El Paso’s PBS television station, KCOS, to bring six vets-turned-performers onstage to share their stories with El Pasoans as part of Telling El Paso. Anchor Stephanie Valle reports.  This will be the 40th production of the Telling Project since 2008.  We’ll see you there!

Source: El Paso veterans open up about experience on stage

Congressional Commendation for The Telling Project

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of the 18th Congressional District attended Sunday, April 3rd’s performance of “Telling: Houston,” and honored Max Rayneard and Julie Coan’s work there with a Congressional Commendation.  What an extraordinary honor – for the cast and crew of ‘Telling: Houston,’ and for all of the men and women who have stepped forward to tell their stories to their communities.


HillVets 100 of 2015

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It is a huge honor to be included in this list. This belongs to The Telling Project – Max Rayneard and Julie Coan, our incredible board, the unbelievable partners we have the tremendous privilege of working with, but mostly to the people who have had the commitment, generosity and courage to speak.

Featured Partner

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With deep gratitude, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Adept Word Management.  Founder Beth McLaughlin has offered the company’s services to us as their way of supporting our work – and it is a tremendous help. Originally founded to serve the medical transcription field, Adept has constantly sought new and innovative ways to transcribe for a variety of interesting clients and projects.

For The Telling Project, translating recorded interviews with our performers to the page in preparation for then constructing scripts, is a painstaking and immeasurably important task.  These words are, to us, sacred. They are a cornerstone in the process of creating these amazing performances. We could not be more grateful or happy to have Adept taking this powerful and important work on for us.





A Rave For Telling: Lansing

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“It’s so simple: interview a group of people about their lives and assemble their stories into a script. That’s the basic premise and structure of Peppermint Creek Theatre Co.’s latest production, “Telling: Lansing.” But the production has an emotional depth that transcends the project’s simplicity…the result is a must-see experience for veterans and civilians alike.”  -Paul Wozniak, City Pulse

Full article HERE.  

Tickets HERE.

Veterans: The Telling Project – a documentary

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We’re incredibly grateful and humbled by the amazing work undertaking by WEDU and The Florida Humanities Council, the culmination of which is the documentary “Veterans: The Telling Project,” a ‘making of’ feature on “Telling: Tampa Bay,” performed last spring throughout the Tampa Bay region. The film was premiered at the Tampa Theater on November 4th, and was first aired on WEDU on November 5th. It will be distributed for national broadcast as of January 1, 2016.

But you can see it HERE first.