Veteran Voices Workshop Registration
UPDATE: Both workshops are FULL. If you are still interested in participating in the February 29th Performance Workshop, please do still fill out the form to be added to our WAITLIST in case of cancellations. You will be notified if a spot opens up.


Poetic Theater Productions is proud to present two FREE veteran-led workshops as a part of our Veteran Voices program.

The two workshops are:
Saturday, January 11 at 3:00pm-6:00pm: Veteran Writing Workshop (Military Veterans Only)
Saturday, February 29 at 3:00pm-6:00pm: Performance Workshop (Veterans & their Family Members Welcome)

Both workshops will take place at
The Artist Co-Op
500 W 52nd St.
Suite 3W
New York, NY 10019

Facilitated by J. A. Moad II and Jenny Pacanowski

Warrior cultures of the past such as the Greeks, Romans, and Native Americans, welcomed their military home in rituals of storytelling. Following in that tradition, the Veteran Voices program seeks to revive these practices through creating an environment for veterans to share their stories, helping them to express those stories in a way that informs others, helping them recognize that their experiences do not define them and that they are universal and part of a long line of experiences from warriors throughout history, and lastly, help them become comfortable sharing on stage if they so desire.

These workshops are designed to guide veterans through a process of writing and performance that empowers them to speak their truths, share their experiences, bear witness together, and exist in a space of creativity, compassion, and camaraderie.

Workshop registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each workshop has space for up to 12 participants. Inclusivity is a key value to this program; registration is open to all veterans, all identities, all eras, all branches of service. There are no fees associated with participation in these workshops.

January 11th's workshop is for military veterans ONLY; February 29th is open to both veterans and their family members.

Feel free to reach out to ellen@poetictheater.com with any questions you may have.

J. A. Moad II is a former Air Force C-130 pilot, English Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, writer and actor who’s performed at the Library of Congress and The Guthrie Theater. His award winning play, Outside Paducah - the Wars at Home, had its New York debut in 2017 where he was nominated for Outstanding Solo Performance by the NYIT Awards

Jenny Pacanowski is an Iraq war veteran who founded and is the director of Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving, a reintegration program utilizing writing and performance to empower veterans experience and facilitate skills to thrive in daily life.

Poetic Theater Productions has been presenting work by military veterans since 2012. The current Veteran Voices program is a merging of PTP's former annual Kicking Down Doors program curated by Jenny Pacanowski and Everett Cox (launched in the 2016 Poetic License Festival) and the Veteran Voices program initiated in the fall of 2017 (in collaboration with Consequence Magazine, Warrior Writers, War Literature & The Arts, and the Veteran Artist Program) presented with the 3-week run of J.A. Moad II’s production of Outside Paducah: The Wars At Home.

Please also join us for our annual Veteran Voices showcase on March 7, 2020 at 2:00PM at the Wild Project (195 E 3rd St). Tickets on sale soon!
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