Plays honors women's homefront experience during deployment as part of The Combat Paper Project
Melissa Bergstrom, an actress, teaching artist, and activist, created a unique documentary play based on the experience of women on the homefront during a loved one’s deployment. Called “SafeGuard,” the play is a solo performance piece on women and war. Melissa personally conducted interviews with miltiary wives, mothers, sisters, and girlfriends across the country. What begins as a conversation about a nation at war weaves itself into a dramatic tapestry of marriage, motherhood, economics, politics, the media, belief, and identity. Come and bear witness to these often untold stories, both humorous and heartbreaking.
The play will be performed October 23 as part of the week-long Combat Paper Project at UMass Boston.