Partnerships for Lawrence is giving veterans a chance to express themselves through both the written and spoken word at its upcoming sessions of “Writing Home: The Stories of American Veterans in Words, Dance and Theater.”
In an effort to tie the past, present and future together, the organizations says it is “allowing people to ponder and experience home in a unique way.” The theater piece will bring to life a series of letters from the Indiana Historical Society’s collections between Normal Vandivier, an Indiana naval aviator station in the Pacific during World War II, and his parents.
Later, the event will be cap stoned by the readings of veterans previously involved in writing workshops at the Indiana Writers Center. Creative dance interpretations will be performed by Dance Kaleidoscope.
As attendees enter the auditorium at the Theater at the Fort, 8920 Otis Ave., they will be asked to share thoughts about home and a veteran they know as music plays, or, if they are a veteran, they will be welcome to share their own thoughts of home.
After the program, guests will be invited to enjoy refreshments and discuss the program with others.
WANT TO GO?
What: “Writing Home: The Stories of American Veterans in Words, Dance and Theater.”
When: Two sessions: 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 11.
Where: Theater at the Fort, 8920 Otis Ave., Indianapolis.