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WAR IN PIECES / WORKS IN PROCESS

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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Tuesday, Oct 6 at 7pm
David Aldridge, playwright of BONNE ANNÉE
DAVID M. ALDRIDGE was born in 1946 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and was drafted into the Army in 1965. He served in Viet Nam from 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1967. He re-enlisted in 1968 and served in Viet Nam from 1968 to 1969, and again in 1970 to 1971. He received the Combat Infantry Award, Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star with “V” Device with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Palm Award (Individual Award), Meritorious Service Medal, and ten other awards. Dave attended University of Maryland, European Campus, Neu Ulm, Germany 1973 to 1976, and graduated from the Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia December 2002. He worked as a Department of the Army Civilian from 1988 and retired in 2010.
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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 6
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 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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