Echoes of War
Echoes of War is a multi-media performance that documents Veterans, their families and survivors of war and their experiences of coming home.
Featuring live music and local participants, this original production will premiere October 21-25 at the Arcata Playhouse. Echoes of War is partially
funded by the California Humanities Community Stories project.
Veterans, their families and survivors of war take the stage to present their experiences of coming home. Echoes of War has three elements: recording stories
for a local audio archive and the Library of Congress, a live presentation of stories and a radio broadcast in November. Through a series of workshops over a six-week period,
Co-producer and local storyteller, Ali Freedlund has guided participants in the art of storytelling and they have crafted their experiences into pieces to present at the Arcata Playhouse.
Concurrently, Co-producer and audio engineer Tammy Rae Scott has been collecting audio interviews and images from the community at large. Directors Zuzka Sabata and
Jacqueline Dandeneau will craft the live storytellers interspersed audio interviews, visual images and live music to create the final production of Echoes of War.
The stage production and audio interviews will then be edited, remastered and broadcast on KHSU (khsu.org) on November 11 at 7 p.m.
Among our participants are Vietnam veterans, a National Guard man who served in Afghanistan, a Bosnian Muslim who fled her home in Sarajevo, a Jewish
woman who was able to get out of Germany, but at the expense of a long absence from her family, a veteran of Iraq and a Navy veteran who now participates
annually in the Run to the Wall every Memorial Day.
Echoes of War will feature banners from A Break in the Battle, a Tattoo Project from Ft. Benning conceived by Ronayne (Ronie) Dalton. Large banners depicting soldiers
and their tattoos will grace the Arcata Playhouse. A Break in the Battle is partially a tribute to her son, James Andrew Dalton, who collected tattoos and by extension,
to all other soldiers who have been affected by combat.
Arcata Playhouse (View)
1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA 95521