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Crossing the Divide | Veteran Playwrights at Columbia: An evening of plays and dialogue

General Programming

dateNovember 9, 2016 timeWednesday, 6:15pm EST location Lerner Hall, Austin E. Quigley Black Box Theater, Columbia University
  • Columbia School of General Studies
  • U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University (MilVets)
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated


Columbia University ID cardholders must use a valid ID for entry to the building. Non-Columbia ID cardholders must register using the link above.

Dramatic reading featuring work by three veteran playwrights-- Maurice Decaul, Jenny Pacanowski, and Johnny Meyer-- read by actors and military veterans from the Bedlam Outreach community. Performance followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by playwright Dan Hoyle.

Performance of Maurice Decaul’s “Between the Tigris and the Euphrates”

Performance of Jenny Pacanowski's "Combat Dick"

Performance of Johnny Meyer’s, “The Cat and Grackle”

Playwright Roundtable moderated by Dan Hoyle

Audience Talk Back

  • Maurice Emerson Decaul Poet, Essayist, Playwright
  • Moderator Dan Hoyle Actor, Playwright, and Writer
  • Johnny Meyer Playwright-Performer
  • Jenny Pacanowski Poet, Veteran Transition Specialist