About tElling:Iowa City


Telling: Iowa City is a play taken directly from the stories of Iowa City veterans, and performed by the veterans themselves.  It is an opportunity for Iowa City veterans and their families to tell their stories to their community about their experiences in the military.   Hosted by the University of Iowa Veterans Association, The Telling Project and Working Group Theatre will work with the Iowa City veteran community to create and stage this unique performance.


The Telling Project was Founded in Eugene, Oregon by Jonathan Wei, The Telling Project has been produced in Eugene and Portland, OR, Sacramento, CA, Starkville, MS, Washington, DC, Seattle, WA and Baltimore, MD.  The Telling Project has been featured on NPR, The Oregonian, Defense News Online, in the Iowa Review and on MTV.  Working Group's writers and directors will collaborate with The Telling Project for the first Midwestern production of the play.

Telling: Iowa City

It’s time to speak
It’s time to listen

Meet the Company


Telling: Iowa City is made up of an amazing company of actor-vets.  All branches of the military are represented in our troupe. The veterans’ service to our country spans over half a century, from the streets of Baghdad to the jungles of Indochina.  Read their bios and to find out more about them.

Watch the Production

Share Your Story


Telling: Iowa City was created from the stories of our eight actor-vets.  In sessions lasting four hours, Working Group and Telling Project playwrights interviewed and transcribed the veteran’s stories, then worked to compose a play from the wealth of material.  Share your own story here and we’ll archive it with the others. 

Photos and Posters


View stills of the production, rehearsals, and of the posters from Telling: Iowa City.  Photos by Serena Collins and KC McGinnis  , posters by Martin Andrews. View images here

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