Calling all veterans! The Straz Center seeks veterans, active military members, and civilians for the Veteran Civilian Arts Ensemble.
TAMPA BAY — The Straz Center seeks veterans, active military members, and civilians for the Veteran Civilian Arts Ensemble, a creative theatrical experience bringing together military and civilian community members to build understanding and comradery through the performing arts.
The Veteran Civilian Arts Ensemble is a shared space where members of the civilian community can gain a measure of military, cultural competency and more clearly understand the military branches and nuances of military life. Members can also learn about meaningful ways for citizens to support active military, veterans, and families as they return to community life.
The group was formed four years ago as a movement ensemble. This year, it expands to include music, theater, spoken word, poetry, visual arts, and dance. Great trust and enthusiasm are built into this ensemble experience, and past military participants have expressed a deep sense of belonging and empowerment through participation.
Rehearsals will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Straz Center’s Patel Conservatory. Registration and more information are available at Sign Up – Veteran/Civilian Arts Ensemble Rehearsals.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visit www.strazcenter.org.