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Aug. 8, 2011

At A Glance

Veterans and their families invited to share stories through 'Telling Project'

Veterans are invited to share their experiences in a unique theatrical experience titled "Telling: Iowa City." The experience entails a series of interviews with veterans that will become a play, taken directly from the stories of Iowa City veterans, and performed by the veterans themselves.

Those interested in sharing their experiences can set up a one-hour interview during the following dates and times: between 5 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18; or between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, through Monday, Aug. 22. All interviews will take place in Room 115, Communications Center on the University of Iowa campus and will last approximately one hour. All interviews will be videotaped and archived.

This is an opportunity for veterans and their families to tell their stories about their experiences in the military, according to John Mikelson, UI Veterans Center adviser. Hosted by the UI Veterans Association, The Telling Project and Working Group Theatre will work with veterans to create and stage this unique performance.

The experience will culminate in a rehearsed stage play performed in November and December on the UI campus and at Riverside Theatre.

For more information or to schedule an interview time, contact Mikelson at 319-384-2020 or visit


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