'Salute to Wounded Warriors' Cabaret at the Prince Music Theater.
PHILADELPHIA, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Writer's Workshop for Wounded Warriors project, featuring the work of disabled veterans, will stage a performance at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia on May 12, 2007 at 8 p.m.
"Salute to Wounded Warriors" is being produced by the National Theatre Workshop for the Handicapped (NTWH), which teams professional playwrights with physically disabled combat veterans to teach them how to transform their stories into film and stage monologues and scripts.
The event is sponsored by the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial Advisory Fund (PVVMAF), which has kicked off a $2 million dollar fundraising campaign. This year is the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the memorial, and PVVMAF hopes to raise the money over the next few years to repair damage and wear to the memorial at Front and Spruce streets, as well as build an endowment to ensure its preservation. The event will also benefit the NTWH.
The NTWH workshops, based in Belfast, Maine, teach writing and communication skills, while giving the wounded veterans the opportunity to interact with each other and share stories. Full scholarships are awarded to disabled veterans, including round-trip airfare from anywhere in the U.S.
"The 10-day workshop, spent writing and learning in the totally creative mini-world of the NTWH-Crosby Campus, was certainly one of the happier episodes in my life," said veteran Jim Magner. "I was able to interact with other combat soldiers in an invaluable exchange of emotion and ideas. It pulled me out of my increasing isolation and obsession with life's futility."
Tickets for the performance are $35 and are available at the Prince Music Theater or http://www.pvvm.org/. There will be a separate reception after the performance with cast members for $50. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information contact Monica Hallman, PVVMAF Director of Communications, at 215-465-3245.
The PVVMAF is a 501 3(c) nonprofit organization formed to ensure the preservation of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Penn's Landing for future generations.
CONTACT: Monica Hallman, +1-215-465-3245, email@example.com, for PVVMAF
Web site: http://www.pvvm.org/