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Veterans Play Project

Presented by Mixed Blood
in partnership with
Minnesota Humanities Center and Bedlam Theatre

Created By Footprints Collective
Music by Aaron Gabriel
Directed by Leah Cooper
November 15-24, 2013 (Preview November 14)

Performed at Base Camp
201 Bloomington Rd, Fort Snelling, MN

Inspired by stories gathered from over a hundred Minnesota military veterans, this new play tells the story of veterans and civilians living in the fictional small Midwest town of Smedley. The stories of newrecruits, veterans, and advocates from all conflicts and on all sides weave together as the residents of Smedley face the dilemma of how to honor the memory of those who have served in their community.

The Veterans Play Project is performed by a talented cast of 22 actors and musicians, including 15 veterans and active military personnel. See photos from our first read-through, and see the whole cast list.

Guarantee Admission online or by calling the Box Office at 612-338-6131.


Veterans residing in Minnesota are invited to volunteer to help backstage, building the set and costumes, or as ushers for the show. Contact Ariel, Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested.

We need donations to support the production of this new play. Visit our GiveMN page to donate now. Thank you!

We are still raising funds to support the production of this new play. To donate, visit our GiveMN page. To learn more or find out how you can get involved, contact us any time.

Read more about why we are doing this project..

Our deepest gratitude to our funders and our collaborating community partners:

  • Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
  • Coming Home Collaborative at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
  • Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Minnesota Humanities Center
  • Minnesota National Guard
  • University of Minnesota Student Veterans Association
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Veterans in the Arts
  • Women Veterans Initiative

Support this project by making a donation on our GiveMN page.

The Veterans Play Project is being produced by Mixed Blood Theatre and Footprints Collective with artistic support from Bedlam Theatre and community support from the Minnesota Humanities Center Veterans Voices Program. Community outreach partners include: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Coming Home Collaborative at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs, Minnesota National Guard, University of Minnesota Student Veterans Association, Veterans for Peace, Veterans in the Arts, Women Veterans Initiative.

Thank you to our supporters:

This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Our deepest gratitude to the generous individuals who have made donations.

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