... two American Army Rangers rescue an injured Syrian woman about to give birth. At a nearby hospital, a neonatal nurse with an unwavering sense of duty struggles to save the lives of infants as her hospital is bombed...
Running between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Soldier Poet will remind audiences of the importance of compassion and hospitality for everyone — especially families and infants — trying to escape violence and create a better life. This is a critical production given rising anti-refugee sentiment in the United States.
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Meet the Cast of Soldier Poet
Thank you so much to the staff of Fringe for the support of our show and message!
Hello friends. As some of you have heard, our 2017 Capital Fringe show “Abortion Road Trip” has attracted some pretty nasty, sometimes aggressive anti-choice protestors.
They are not allowed into the Logan Fringe Arts Space, but they are stationed directly outside with megaphones and signs and have been aggressive towards audiences making their way to and from the space.
Here’s where we’re at right now:
1. Starting with the 11am performance on Saturday the 8th, Prometheus staff will be on site to escort people in and out of the Logan Fringe Arts Space before and after every show. At our Saturday show, you’ll recognize us by the red sashes across our shirts. We’re ordering vests now that we’ll wear at the later shows. We will post pictures of these soon so that you’ll know what to look for.
2. A few people have already volunteered to help escort audiences and visitors. Thank you so much for your quick response. Please email us at email@example.com and we can organize these efforts together.
3. Prometheus and Fringe both request that we all keep things civil and de-escalated. Please don’t engage with the protestors, even (especially) if they single you out. Ignoring them takes the wind out of their sails, and keeps things less disruptive for all of us.
We’ll be providing updates as the situation develops and as we get better organized. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We are so proud of “Abortion Road Trip.” We think its message is urgent, relevant, and needed – and the presence of these protestors only affirms our belief.
We chose this play because it’s time for a new narrative about abortion – a narrative that these protestors reject. Abortion is not shameful. It doesn’t have to be tragic. It doesn’t have to be “the most difficult choice a person can make.”
Sometimes it can be funny.
Sometimes it can be serious.
Sometimes the choice is easy, or nuanced, or exactly right.
Our power as artists lies in the choices we make about the stories we want to tell. We’re proud to be telling this one.
After a competitive application process, the Anacostia Arts Center has selected Theatre Prometheus for a Full Production Residency at their Box Theater!
With a grant from ARCH Development, Theatre Prometheus will use this residency to produce the world premiere of "Soldier Poet " by Darcy Parker Bruce, with Arabic translations by Esam Pasha.
Theatre Prometheus’ AAC Residency is partly funded by ARCH Development, the AAC’s parent organization that has been working in Anacostia since 1991. For the majority of its history, ARCH has focused on small-scale neighborhood business development and support.