|In Their Footsteps|
It’s been 50 years since thousands of young American women served their country in Vietnam, and their stories have remained largely untold... until now.
Based on the true accounts of five extraordinary women, ‘In Their Footsteps’ explores the experiences of women working in war zones, their struggles to be recognised heroes, their loss of faith and the friendships they forged in the face of trauma.
This deeply moving, time traveling piece brings us a better understanding of the Vietnam experience from a uniquely female perspective. It tells us of jobs that have been long overlooked, particularly of civilian jobs in the war that receive, not only no fanfare, but no recognition of service either. It reminds us of the long-term pain, horrors and specifically health implications of serving your country during the Vietnam War.
More than anything, it reminds us of the histories we hear...and importantly, the ones that we don’t.
Sixty-seven American Women died in the Vietnam War. Only eight have been recognised with their names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. These women, and many of the other 11,000 American women who participated in the war efforts between 1956 and 1975 remain hidden figures. Women who served and played a critical role in sustaining the national effort, and as medical personnel, whilst often facing sexism in the field, and the well documented disparagement from home.
Theatre Travels is proud to bring this show for its Australian premiere production and to be the first international cast worldwide to perform Ashley Adelman and Infinite Variety Productions beautiful piece of Verbatim Theatre. This show debuts in Sydney after successful runs Off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Venue: Chippen Street Theatre - 45 Chippen Street, Chippendale
This show plays as part of the NO: INTERMISSION festival on