JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL PRESENTATION:
Downrange: Voices from the Homefront at TCG 2016 Conference
Friday, June 24th at 7:30pm
Shakespeare Theatre Company
The Forum at Sidney Harman Hall
This 2-hour special presentation will be followed by a talk-back with director Tom Quaintance.
What is downrange?
Downrange: Voices from the Homefront is a new play about how military spouses in the post 9/11 era face and overcome the challenges of repeated deployments. It is a honest, raw, funny and inspiring look at the profound strength and resilience of our nation’s military families.
Downrange began as a project to engage the military community of Fayetteville by putting them at the center of the art making experience. It was developed from extensive interviews with military spouses from Fort Bragg and written by North Carolina playwright Mike Wiley. Directed by Tom Quaintance.
Why tell these stories?
Downrange represents the best of what we can do as a theatre dedicated to our community. The voices of military spouses are seldom heard. This is an important project, and an opportunity for the nation to come together to learn about the unique challenges faced and incredible strength shown by the women and men on the homefront.
Why is this important for me?
Each military spouse knows their story. People may not know what these strong and courageous spouses go through. See how each story is part of a larger collective experience.
The World Premiere of Downrange, in March 2016, evoked a strong response from audiences and critics alike.
“America needs to see this show!” –Chaplain Jim Brisson, US Army
“Everyone in our community, military and civilian alike, needs to see this….If you are a civilian and think this story isn’t for you, you are wrong. Go see it!!!” –JoAnne Masters Chavonne, Former First Lady of Fayetteville
“In a word, Downrange is powerful. I was speechless,… Everyone throughout our community and across the country needs to see this play!” -John Freudenberg, Government and Military Affairs Liaison, Partnership for Children, Cumberland County
“This is going to be a show people will talk about for years, and anyone who does not see it will regret it.” -Maureen McNeill, 37 Year Active Duty Spouse, Retired
“Definitely a must see.”-Greg Barnes, WTVD ABC 11
“Downrange: Voices from the Homefront is an important play for our military community. But it’s perhaps more important for those of us with no personal connection to the military. It’s an illuminating peek into the lives of our co-workers, friends, and our neighbors.” -Rodger Mullen, Fayetteville Observer
“Downrange is… one of the theatre’s finest hours… a play that will make you laugh. It will make you uncomfortable. It will make you cry, and, just when you think you have nothing left, it will make you proud to live in a place like Fayetteville, North Carolina.”-Janice Burton, Up and Coming Weekly
Casting by Cindi Rush Casting
Taylor C. Hays
CFRT play about pain of deployments earns special D.C. performance – The Fayetteville Observer, June 14, 2016
Downrange: Voices from the Homefront – Up and Coming Weekly, March 9, 2016
“Theater review: Acting, staging keep ‘Downrange’ engaging” – The Fayetteville Observer, March 9, 2016
Veteran hopes art bridges divide between military, civilians – The Fayetteville Observer, March 7, 2016
Previews for ‘Downrange’ bring military and civilian communities together – Fayetteville Observer, March 5, 2016
1st TSC Soldiers get sneak peak at play that highlights strength of military spouses – DVIDS, March 4, 2016
‘Downrange: Voices From the Homefront’ opens March 3 at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Fayetteville Observer, March 3, 2016
NEW PLAY CAPTURES REALITIES OF MILITARY FAMILY LIFE – WTVD 11, March 2, 2016
‘Downrange’ Tells The Stories Of The Ones Who Wait – WUNC, Public Radio
Fayetteville Play Tells Stories of Military Spouses – TWC News 14, March 1, 2016
Monday Moment: ‘Downrange’ theater production takes shape – Fayetteville Observer, February 29, 2016