Poetic Theater Productions presents Veteran Voices: The Interview Sessions, a new series of intimate artist conversations interviewing veterans whose art as actors, poets, visual artists, and playwrights are featured frequently in Poetic Theater Productions' programming. The new series highlights the individuals behind the art, and the importance of art on their journey as veterans reintegrating into civilian life. In 90 minutes, fellow veterans Jenny Pacanowski (featured in NY Times, ABC, Turner Classics) and Omar Columbus (CA and NY poet and gallery curator) connect with the featured artist, share clips of previous Veteran Voices performances, and share new works in development. Audiences are welcome and encouraged to ask questions. Get to know the veterans (and family members of veterans) behind the voices you hear in Poetic's shows.
Hear from Miguel Faña on April 10, 7-8:30pm (EST). Miguel was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He was inspired to join the Army at age 19 by his father, Miguel J. Faña, who served for 22 years, including two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. After serving overseas in Camp Humphreys, South Korea, he then went to the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he double majored in Music and Theatre. He has since enjoyed an acting career that included a regional tour with New Repertory Theatre’s Classic Stage Company, earning his Master’s in Fine Arts Degree in Acting from the University of Tennessee, and roles on TV shows like Orange is the New Black and The Good Wife.