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Re-Entry: A Multimedia Performance Tribute to Veterans

Date: 7:00pm EST November 11, 2017

Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans is a multidisciplinary production held on November 11th at 7:00 in Decker Theater in Gibson Center for the Arts to celebrate Veterans Day 2017. 

Chestertown, MD – Washington College will salute our troops with a multimedia, staged production, Re-Entry: A Performance Tribute to Veterans, on Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Decker Theater, Gibson Center for the Arts.  Cosponsored by the College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the Department of Theatre & Dance, the program is free and open to the public.

Dazzling live dance performances based upon the stories, letters, and works of art shared by local veterans of the Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq War, and World War II capture personal and public responses to the combat experience in this one-hour program. Highlights include a poetry reading by Iraq War Veteran Charity Winters, and the story of Leroy “Boots” Battle, a Tuskegee Airman.

Re-Entry welcomes visiting dancers from two professional dance companies – Ignite: A Company of Dancing Artists and Pieces of a Dream, Inc. – led by Washington College dance program director, A.T. Moffett.  The choreographed program integrates live and recorded music with images, artifacts, and oral history interviews collected and compiled by students in the Starr Center’s StoryQuest Oral History program.

Prior to the performance, the College will offer a special dinner in Hodson Dining Hall (5:00-6:30 p.m.). Dinner is provided free for Veterans and $15 each for all others.

Also, don’t miss Warfront/Homefront: Through the Eyes of Our Military, a series of events and an exhibition of veteran and civilian artworks produced by the Kent County Arts Council, 101 Spring Avenue, Chestertown.

Opening Reception: First Fri, November 3, 5pm-7pm
Poetry Reading and Talk: Sun, November 12, 2pm
Illustrated Lecture: Sun, November 19, 2pm