The Telling Project

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews


1006 W Monroe St. Austin TX 78704 USA


The Telling Project works to deepen our understanding of the military and veterans’ experience. Greater understanding fosters receptivity, easing veterans’ transitions back to civil society, and allowing communities to benefit from the skills and experience they bring with them. Through this understanding, a community deepens its connection to its veterans, itself, and its place in the nation and the world.


Since 2008, The Telling Project has produced fourteen original performances, put over eighty veterans and family members on stage and performed in twelve states and seventeen cities across the nation. It has been featured by the Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, NPR, Inside Higher Ed and others, and supported by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution and others.

Target demographics:

We work with military veterans and family members and the communities to which they return upon completing their service.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

10,000, including veterans, community members and collaborators

Geographic areas served:


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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

As the spouse of a vet, an interviewee, an audience member, and a writer/performer at the Service Nation event in DC, I am deeply grateful for my involvement with Telling. I think it would not be hyperbole to say that the Telling Project has the capacity to save lives. In the age of the volunteer army and the polarized homefront, Telling provides a venue for veterans to be heard and civilians to be challenged and moved. Perhaps more importantly, it allows veterans and loved ones to navigate the haunted terrain of life in wartime with compassion, grace, and, yes, levity.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being a part of the Telling community and feeling that charged silence of audience members listening for the first time.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate, insightful, dedicated, honest, and often hilarious.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have had the honor of working with Mr Wei,Mr Addis and Mr Alves and I can tell you they are truly doing our veterans senior and younger generation a true selfless service.I have a challenge for anyone, go and see a telling and you will see what I mean it will move you like you have never been moved; I promise.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Portland,Washington D.C,Eugene

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue helping them receive funding as a full time employee.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They have the ability to get veterans to talk about things veterans refuse to talk about with counselors and psychologist. True proof that an specialist is only as good as there experiences. Most have little to no experience with combat stress.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Good people with a true sense of respect.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Offer there services to every college student veteran V.F.W,and American Legion member out there.

Ways to make it better...

Everyone would participate

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The participants obligation to full time college classes prevents us from going all the way.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I had no Idea how deeply touching the Telling is to our senior veterans. Time to speak has actually set some of them free from the memories and Men they have buried.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


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