Telling El Paso
Six local veterans were given a voice to share their stories of service and coming home.
For many civilians, the realities of war are just images on the local news from far-off lands in upheaval. Most only hear about war from talking heads, not from those who lived it. In Telling: El Paso, a performance piece organized by playwright Max Rayneard, six local veterans were given a voice to share their stories of service and coming home.
Through the acclaimed Telling Project veterans and/or family members have the chance to go on stage to speak about how service affected their lives and attitudes. The performance-based project has been a success in at least 40 cities and 18 states and it finally debuted in El Paso in May 2016. KCOS, El Paso’s PBS station, partnered with the Telling Project and the Bob Woodruff Foundation to bring them to El Paso.
Three performances were held at venues across El Paso that were free and open to the public May 18-24, 2016. Two more private performances were held for cast members’ family, friends, and program sponsors and high school students.
Please meet the six local veterans that honored our community by telling their stories: