Telling: Pensacola

Telling: Pensacola Coming Fall 2015

Join us this fall in Pensacola for a powerful and moving stage performance featuring area veterans and military family members telling their own stories of life and the military.

Telling: Pensacola is part of the national Telling Project, founded in 2008 to help bridge the communication gap with an American society in which less than 1 percent of the population has served in the military over the past dozen years of war. To help deepen community understanding of their experiences, veterans and family members talk about how and why they served, the injuries and challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how they are transitioning back into civilian life.

The Telling Project has been staged in over fifteen states nationwide and premiered in Florida in spring 2015 in the Tampa Bay area. See a video of veterans on stage in Telling: Tampa Bay here.

Telling: Pensacola performance schedule:

TellingPLogosSaturday November 7th at 6:30pm
University of West Florida
Mainstage Theatre
Center for Fine & Performing Arts – Building 82
11000 University Parkway, Pensacola

Sunday, November 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Pensacola Little Theatre
400 S Jefferson Street, Pensacola

All programs are free and open to the public and include a moderated discussion with the audience and the veteran performers. Please note that this program may contain adult language and themes of war and combat violence. Audience discretion is advised.

Meet the Director


Lisa Powers

Director for the Telling: Pensacola stage productions. Powers has worked extensively as a theater professional, drama therapist, and educator and is well known in the Tampa Bay area for her work as an actor and former artistic director at American Stage. She has also worked as director of the Florida Humanities Council’s “Dreamers and Schemers” historical stage productions around the state.

Telling: Pensacola is produced in partnership with The Telling Project with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.