‘Othello – Deployed’: Shakespeare With Veterans

In a neon-lit rehearsal room in the basement of the UW-Milwaukee theatre building, a troupe of actors is blocking a scene from Othello. As Shakespeare’s words fill the room, you begin to notice the unit patches on the actors’ jackets, the pins on hats.

There is an unmistakable posture of people who at one time stood at attention and parade rest in real life. These veterans, along with one military spouse, are working on one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays because of The Feast of Crispian: Shakespeare With Veterans.

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