Power House Presents ‘Red Badge’ Storytelling

Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla will present “The Red Badge Project: Veterans Tell Their Stories” on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m.

Women and men who have served our nation often bear the burden of untold stories. To lift that weight, the Red Badge Project was established by former Army Captain Evan Bailey and actor Tom Skerritt, an Air Force veteran.

The Red Badge Project is dedicated to using storytelling skills to help manage the challenges of PTSD, traumatic brain injury, anxiety and depression. It offers ongoing classes for veterans in the Walla Walla region and in conjunction with vet centers in Seattle, Federal Way, Everett and Spokane.

For this event, veterans from around the state will present stories they have crafted while participating in the Red Badge Project. Audience members may have the honor of being the first people to hear these tales outside of the classroom or tight-knit circles of the veterans’ families and friends.

Hosted by Red Badge founding faculty member Warren Etheredge, the event will run about two hours.

Reserved seating tickets are $15 and are available online at phtww.org or by calling the box office at (509) 529-6500. Gesa Power House Theatre is located at 111 N. 6th Ave. in Walla Walla.