For the third year in a row, Orange County veterans had been given a voice onstage. Veterans Initiative in the Arts is a special project presented by Arts Orange County in collaboration with Chance Theater and Heroes Hall Veterans Museum at OC Fair & Event Center. This program empowers veterans to use theater to talk about their experiences and help the community understand the life of a veteran.

All workshop participants had the opportunity to tell their stories during Veterans Theatre, an evening story showcase which is open to the public.

The mission of the program is to enable veterans to use theater to talk about their experiences and to share with their families, fellow veterans, and members of the public a better understanding of the life of a veteran–its challenges as well as its points of pride.

Support for Veterans Initiative in the Arts comes from the California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Orange County, Chance Theater, Heroes Hall Veterans Foundation and OC Fair & Event Center.


Check back later for our next veterans initiative project!

This project is generously supported by:

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Our Program Partners

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Veterans First