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WAR IN PIECES / WORKS IN PROCESS

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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WAR IN PIECES / WORKS IN PROCESS
Mon Sept 28, Tue Sept 29, Mon Oct 5, and Tue Oct 6
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​Join dramaturg David Robbins in conversations with the four military veterans who wrote one-act plays that were to receive their world premieres as part of Firehouse’s WAR IN PIECES festival in September 2020, but had to be postponed due to the pandemic until the fall of 2021.

​The conversations will be live at Firehouse for an audience of 6 people and will also be live streamed.

The playwrights will talk about their experiences writing the plays in Robbins’ Mighty Pen Project at the Virginia War Memorial, as well as the real-life events that inspired their plays. You’ll get an insider’s view of the process of writing and developing a script, and also get to know four extraordinary veterans. Each WIP conversation will include a Q&A period from the live and remote audience members.

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Monday, Oct 5 at 2pm
Rachel Landsee, playwright of SOAR
RACHEL LANDSEE served on active duty in the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 2006-2014, with continued service in the US Army Reserve through 2018, separating as a Major. She deployed to Iraq in 2008 with the XVIII Airborne Corps as an operational and international law attorney, and then again in 2008-2009 with the 44th Medical Command as a trial counsel. She finished her active duty career at the US Army Legal Services Agency, where she worked in conjunction with the Department of Justice to defend military personnel and policy decisions. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Seattle University School of Law. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband Adam, also an Army veteran, and their two children. She is ecstatic to have fallen into Richmond’s vibrant arts culture.
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David L. Robbins, dramaturg/moderator began writing fiction in 1997 and has published fifteen novels, many of which have appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. He is also an award-winning screenwriter and essayist. As a playwright, David has had multiple staged productions including THE END OF WAR at Virginia Rep, which received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and THE KING OF CRIMES produced by 5th Wall Theatre, about the Aaron Burr treason trial, which was filmed by public television and selected for national distribution. David is the founder of James River Writers, co-founder of the Podium Foundation which supports the practice of writing for Richmond area youth, and creator of The Mighty Pen Project that helps Virginia veterans and first responders turn their stories of service into written narratives. The Virginia Commission for the Arts named David one of the two Most Influential Literary Artists in the state for the last 50 years.
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Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Email:
info@firehousetheatre.org
Cost:
pay what you will
Event Type:
Website:
https://www.firehousetheatre.org/war-in-pieces-wip
Organizer:
Firehouse Theatre
Locality:
Richmond City
Open to the public:
Yes

Venue

1609 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Website:
https://www.firehousetheatre.org/