El Paso veterans open up about experience on stage

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

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

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.

A Rave For Telling: Lansing

“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

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.


Telling: Lansing with Peppermint Creek Theatre

Can’t wait to see what the great folks at Peppermint Creek have created with the wonderful veterans and military family members of Lansing!  Our first production in Michigan, “Telling: Lansing” will undoubtedly not be our last.  We’ve loved working with these people, and can’t wait to see the show!

Showtimes, info and tickets HEREBreak a leg!!!

Telling: South Mississippi

Working again with the great folks at Mississippi Humanities Council, along with John Warrick and the University of Southern Mississippi, “Telling: South Mississippi,” will open in Hattiesburg on November 11th.  For information and tickets, click HERE.  With veterans from the WWII era to the present day, “Telling: South Mississippi,” promises to be a tremendous broad, engaging experience of American military history – as told by those who were there.

Telling: Pensacola

Our second production with Florida Humanities, “Telling: Pensacola,” also directed by the fantastic Lisa Powers is the continuation of our work in the state of Florida to bring the experiences of the men and women in uniform and their family members to their communities – live and in-person.  We are so excited about our partnership with Florida Humanities, and even more excited to see this next group of fantastic military and military family members tell their stories.  We’ll see you there!

Information HERE.

Kansas City here we come!

The Telling Project, working side by side with the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City Public Television and underwritten by the Bob Woodruff Foundation is seeking military veterans and military family members who want to perform their stories of life and the military in “Telling: Kansas City,” to be performed in October, 2015 under the direction of Erin Merritt. This is an opportunity for you to speak directly and honestly to your community about your experiences – as a member of the military, as a veteran, as a military family member.  Performances will be video-recorded and broadcast on Kansas City Public Television as part of their Veterans Day programming.  To sign up or for more info, contact: info@thetellingproject.org.  We look forward to working with you!