Vets on Stage

Vets on Stage with Public Works is a program that gives veterans the opportunity to work in a professional performance environment, alongside Broadway performers. Veterans spend time working with Directors, Choreographers, and Musical Staff, rehearsing a Shakespeare work.  At the end of the 6-week rehearsal series, Veterans perform in the show for thousands of NY residents over a five week performance run!

These past summers (2016 & 2017)  our veterans have had the incredible opportunity to perform in Twelfth Night and As You Like It  with The Public Theater's program Public Works!

YOU can help us provide this Summer 2018 experience to even more verterans!

Benefits of this program include:
·      Raised confidence levels
·      Community ensemble camaraderie
·      Reintegration into teamwork
·      Exercise in patience, understanding, and self character development
·      Expressive outlet for creative energy
·      Rigorous and structured dedication and accountability levels

This amazing program provides a platform and voice for veterans to be seen and heard publicly. Ongoing acting workshops are provided year round in order to develop cohesion, consistency, and continuity, as well as building creative talents among Veteran Community.  Tickets to Public Works shows are provided year round for veterans and their families to attend.

Now here's where you come in! With your donation we will be able to continue to provide this opportunity to veterans of all ages! We will be able to help cover year-long acting classes, travel costs, supplies and overhead charges that keep this program running and FREE for veterans.

Please help us to provide this experience for our veterans! If you are not in a position to help out financially, would you consider sharing our GoFundMe with someone who is?

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  • Adriana Bossey 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 12 d
  • Steve Ayle 
    • $30 
    • 2 mos
  • Jeffrey Sanzel 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Daniel Klingenstein 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Aynisa Leonardo 
New York, NY
Aynisa Leonardo 
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