On November 17 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a special showing of an original play by veterans, Beyond All Recognition at the Drake Performance and Event Center.
The play is about veterans who have to negotiate the military/civilian divide as the bonds of friendship and honor are tested. There are showings throughout November, with specific dates and times found at: theatre.osu.edu.
The play is about a TV star, Andy Stark, who has skyrocketed to fame in a new hit television show. Back home in Ohio, his sister Denise is struggling to readjust after military service. Beyond All Recognition is new play about brothers- and sisters-in-arms who have to negotiate the military/civilian divide as the bonds of friendship and honor are tested.
Since January 2017, the nine actors in the department’s Master of Fine Arts program have been creating this piece, inspired by their experiences working with local veterans, active military personnel and their family members, and professional caregivers.
During the development and creative process they have explored the experiences of war and its aftermath through individual research and by facilitating Shakespeare-based acting workshops for community partners.
Immediately following the performance on Friday, November 17, join the cast and invited guests for discussion that centers on the Shakespeare and Veterans initiative.
- Heather Seymour, Creative Arts Coordinator/Social Worker, Columbus Veterans Administration.
- Zack Star, founder, VetConnect.
- Mike Carrell, Assistant Vice Provost, Ohio State Office of Military and Veterans Services.
- Kevin McClatchy, Project Supervisor, MFA Outreach and Engagement Project.
Discounted Tickets for Veterans and family members are available for this special showing.
Questions? Call Heather Seymour at 614-388-7607.
Physical address of the theater:
OSU Theater Department
1089 Drake Performance and Event Center
1849 Cannon Drive
Columbus OH, 43210-1266