Silhouettes of Service
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11
Tickets available here
Winner of the 2016 Community Impact Award from UNC-Chapel Hill, Silhouettes of Service — a 75-minute solo docudrama theater piece created and performed by Gregory DeCandia — will be presented by Ignition Arts and Oklahoma Contemporary in honor of Veterans’ Day weekend.
Silhouettes of Service is derived verbatim from 26 interviews of soldiers from World War II to the present and includes accounts from NC Vietnam Vets Inc., Fort Bragg and UNC’s ROTC program. This project originated at the Process Series UNC Chapel Hill Department of Communication under the direction of Joseph Megel.
After the performance, audiences are invited to a talk-back with the creator and veterans from the Oklahoma City community.
“In crisp portraits of 18 soldiers, Silhouettes of Service beautifully depicts the diversity of the military,” said Mark Perry, UNC-Chapel Hill lecturer and resident dramaturge, in a review. Perry describes the docudrama as “a work fashioned not simply of words but of understanding and care, of truth-seeking and truth-telling, of a long-overdue honoring.”