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P.O. Box 5611

JBER, AK 99505

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I WILL WAIT

an orignal production

I WILL WAIT

an orignal production

I Will Wait is an original production that tells the story about sending a loved one to war.  Using real-life experiences combined with original music, this story has been woven into a fully realized production told through music, dance, and drama. The story begins in 1945 at the end of World War II and travels through "forgotten" Korea, the volatile Vietnam era, Desert Storm and ends with spouses caught in the current cycle of war and deployment.

I Will Wait was born late one night when playwright Amy Uptgraft poured out her struggles about her husband's fourth deployment with fellow playwright, Gregory

Stieber over a beer. In that moment, they felt that they had to tell not only their story, but all of the stories. They interviewed spouses across generations, from the 93-year-old World War II widow to the 2018 teenage spouse dealing with her soldier’s first deployment. After producing the play in 2015, audiences were left moved beyond words and the mission was set to share it all over the country.

 

The emotional toll of sending loved ones to war and dealing with the ever-changing dynamic when they return is universal, spanning centuries. These stories deserve a seat at the table and a voice in the ongoing conversation about war. I Will Wait seeks to bridge the widening gap between our military and the rest of the American population by allowing veterans' spouses to feel like their voices are being heard, often for the very first time.  

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Join The Veteran's Spouse Project in a location near you! Want to bring I Will Wait to your community? Interested in being a community advocate?

FOR EVERY ONE GONE, SOMEONE WAITS...

To Be

Announced

Columbus,

Georgia

 

Anchorage,  

Alaska

Fort Wayne, Indiana