We Are Not Done Yet, Veterans Find their Voice through Writing and Theatre

Directed by Sareen Hairabedian and produced by Jeffrey Wright (Emmy® winner for HBO’s Angels in America,” two-time Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Westworld”) and David Holbrooke (HBO’s “The Diplomat”), We Are Not Done Yet profiles a group of veterans and active-duty service members as they come together to combat past and current traumas through the written word, sharing their experiences in a United Service Organizations (USO) writing workshop.

The participants, who come from varied backgrounds and branches of the military, including the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy, share their fears, vulnerabilities and victories via poetry. In workshop sessions and rehearsals, men and women confront the best and the worst of their lives in the military, opening up about ongoing struggles with PTSD and the challenges of readjusting to civilian life. Each veteran and active-duty service member brings unique experiences and hardships to the stage, but they find common understanding and hope through the difficult work of addressing their pasts.

The project evolved from writing workshops led by poet Seema Reza, chair of Community Building Art Works, a charitable organization that develops arts programs for veterans and their communities.

Please click through the link above to watch the trailer and learn more!

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