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26 Mar


rehearsal1Yesterday, the “Telling: Austin” cast and crew met for a very exciting rehearsal. This was our first rehearsal with the newly revised script, including edits made by the cast members themselves. This was also our first day of individual monologue work, in which we met one-on-one with cast members to help them find the emotional center of their stories and deliver them in such a way that is most honest to themselves. Most impressively, the gang managed to nail almost all the blocking for the first act! Personally, I’m amazed at how much fun we managed to have during such a productive afternoon. This is one hilarious, and talented, bunch.



“A riveting collection of thirty-eight narratives by American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, Outside the Wire offers a powerful evocation of everyday life in a war zone.”

In other news, we are happy to announce the recent publication of Outside the Wire by one of our own writers, Chris Leche. This collection also features a foreword by poet Brian Turner.

“Outside The Wire gives voice to soldiers who so often go mute and who so often retreat into isolation and despair, unable or unwilling to attach language to personal experience. The narratives and anecdotes collected in this wonderful volume are as varied and as unpredictable and as idiosyncratic as humanity itself. In this collection, the reader will encounter anger, grief, laughter, loneliness, joy, terror, bitterness, redemption, hope, and cynicism. I was spellbound.”–Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried


Chris, along with one of the soldiers featured in this collection, will be interviewed this week on NPR Weekend edition (broadcast date TBA).

BookPeople of Austin, Texas will also be hosting a free reading and book signing event for Outside the Wire on April 3, 2013 at 7pm. Please come out, get your copy signed, and meet the author! Trust me, she’s really great. For more information on the event and where to purchase your own copy of Outside the Wire, please visit BookPeople.com.


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