Please join us for a staged reading of stories from WWII veterans in the SECCA galleries.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Overlook Gallery
Archives Aflame: Voices from the World War II Pacific Engagement is a staged reading of veterans' stories in the galleries at SECCA. This staged reading will be developed specifically in response to the exhibition and directed by Cyndi Briggs, Ph.D., from transcripts of oral histories she has collected.
The reading will be developed in collaboration with Brook Davis, Ph.D., Department of Theatre and Dance at Wake Forest University and performed by three professional actors who will work with veterans to create vignettes. Dr. Briggs has captured oral history narratives by World War II veterans and has facilitated readings of these stories around the state.
The goal of this project is for our community to have a greater understanding of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to contemplate the wide-reaching effects that nuclear warfare continues to have on our society. The threat of nuclear engagement is part of our past, present, and future, and a much larger audience should be aware of the very personal toll that is has taken.
Free and open to the public.