PTSD and Me
by Overtime Theater
Nov. 08, 2015
In recognition of Veteran's Day Overtime Theater will be having a special performance of a one-woman show entitled PTSD and ME by Erika Renee Land (preceded by a performance by Jules Vaquera).
Erika Land has put together a one-woman show, PTSD and Me, that details her personal and military experiences told through poetry. She exclaims: “her overall goal is to provide a platform for open discussion about an issue that plagues many when they return from war zones.” The show will open with a performance by Veteran Jules Vaquera and close with a question and answer session about PTSD.
Erika Renee Land, born on August 9, 1983 in Norfolk, Virginia, is an American, 21st century war poet known for her numerous essays, fiction novels, various poetry collections and being a civil rights activist. As a war poet Erika channels her experiences of being deployed to Mosul, Iraq with the U.S. Army to help with Operation Iraqi Freedom into dynamic poetry that takes the reader on a journey emotionally and physically. She has published two books of poetry, Residual Affects, created with fellow veteran KaTisha Smittick, that juxtaposes their similar experiences by meshing poetry and photography, and Georgia’s Dam, the physical embodiment of Erika’s struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that takes you to the very spots where she created most of her poetry. Her first fiction series, It’s Complicated, highlights the struggles of interpersonal relationships.
Jules Vaquera is a USAF veteran and served as an intelligence analyst at bases in Georgia, San Antonio, South Korea and Abu Ghraib, Iraq. She is a long-time member of the Overtime Theater Company; a former Board member, she's been everywhere: on stage, back stage, in the booth, in the box office, even under the stage. These days her passion lies in producing The Overtime Cabaret and leading the Cabaret band which can be seen the third Friday of every month.
PTSD and Me
by Erika Renee Land
November 08, 2015
5409 Bandera Road, Unit 205
San Antonio, TX, 78238
Sunday, November 8, at 6 p.m. at the Overtime Theatre, San Antonio. One performance only.
This will be a special one-time event. Tickets will be available at the Box Office ($15/ticket). For reservations please call our Box Office at 210 557-7562