March 26, 2010
As a cast member of Telling: Portland, I found the entire experience to be a positive one (even the forth hour of bi-weekly rehearsal at nearly ten in the evening). It gives veterans a chance not only to share their story with the community, but also with other veterans who have had similar experiences. Ironically, some of the things I shared on stage with the general public, I had not even told my family. I first got the courage after interviewing on camera and telling my story to co-writers, Max Rayneard and Jonathan Wei. Their positive feedback made me feel comfortable enough to commit to performing. Secondly, the support of the other cast members made it that much easier to get on stage and say what I’ve wanted to say. I definitely have no regrets and would gladly do it all over again. I recommend being a part of this project for any veteran from any community.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
all amazing people who care more about the project and the cause than they worry about themselves.
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MY ROLE:Former staff & I was a cast member / performer in Telling: Portland, OR.