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Tracings: Connecting Civilians and Veterans

  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, WI, 53211 United States (map)

This interactive performance highlights Veterans' unique perspectives of military service, going to war, and returning home. Through reciting excerpts from interviews conducted with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, the audience gains a more profound understanding of Vets' lives, moral injury and the transformative effects of war. In this way, Civilians and Veterans have the opportunity to delve more deeply into the issues that military service raises and discover common values and deeper connections with all those who serve. The performance challenges popular stereotypes that the media perpetuates while offering moments to reflect on the personal costs of war.