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A monthly podcast about theatre and acting by with, and through veterans. We explore the creation of engaging theatre and drama therapy for veteran populations.

The Breach, Theatre and Acting for Veterans Benjamin

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A monthly podcast about theatre and acting by with, and through veterans. We explore the creation of engaging theatre and drama therapy for veteran populations.

    EP 8 Jared Kelner

    EP 8 Jared Kelner

    In this episode, we talk about the craft of acting! I am happy to welcome Jared Kelner to the podcast. Jared is an actor, director, teacher, and coach and all around guru on acting techniques and practices.  Jared also co-produces a podcast called Two Guys Talking Craft, that is a gold mine of information for actors looking for process tips and thoughts. Check them out!

    http://actorsapproach.com Jared's page.

    https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/two-guys-talking-craft/id1537764586 Two Guys Talking Craft

    • 1 hr
    EP7: Breaching Grief

    EP7: Breaching Grief

    In light of recent triggering events in Afghanistan and around the world. I thought it a good time to talk with my dear friend Jamie Boshears. Jamie is a certified Grief Counselor and Bereavement Specialist. In the episode we talk about how life and grief are seldom, if ever, a straight line and how one can find ways to break through grief and find new opportunities and life on the other side.
    If you are struggling or are in crisis please reach out at:
    https://www.veteranscrisisline.net or call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.

    Jamie Boshears, a Certified Thanatologist and Certified Grief Counselor, has worked in the field of grief and loss for over twenty years, and is currently a Bereavement Specialist with Arkansas Hospice. Jamie advocates for the grief journey in the manner most meaningful for those who walk it, strongly believes that loving deeply and grieving deeply go hand in hand, and that finding the continuing bond with those gone is an integral part of the healing process. During this challenging COVID time, Jamie has been instrumental in helping create and co-facilitate telegrief support groups for Arkansas Hospice as well as the podcast “Speaking of Grief.” Jamie is currently pursuing her End-of-Life Doula Certification.
     For more information on The Breach please visit us at our webpage https://www.thebreach.net/ or contact us on Instagram @the.breach or send us an email at thebreachtheatre@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP6: Jason Morgan

    EP6: Jason Morgan

    I am so thrilled to be welcome Jason Morgan to the show. Jason is a fellow veteran and an actor who is living the dream auditioning and working on both stage and screen. In this episode we delve down into the business of show and offer some helpful tips for those that may want to start to try starting a career in acting.
    Thank you to Jason again for the great conversation. I hope you enjoy our talk as much as I did!

    • 37 min
    EP5: Voices Uncaged

    EP5: Voices Uncaged

    In this episode, I am so happy to welcome Chad and Duque from Voices Uncaged on to the podcast. This discussion gets REAL as we delve into the parallels and struggles of service and serving time and why theatre programs are so effective for both communities.
    For more information on the phenomenal work of Voices Uncaged and to offer your support please visit their website at https://www.voicesuncaged.org/ 
    You can also follow them on Instagram @voicesuncaged and Facebook at Voices UnCaged and reach them by email at voicesuncaged@gmail.com
    I hope you enjoy the podcast and please remember to leave a review!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP4: Kentucky Shakespeare

    EP4: Kentucky Shakespeare

    In this episode, we are so lucky to talk with Kentucky Shakespeare's Associate Artistic Director, Amy Attaway and Shakespeare With Veterans ensemble member Cassie Boblitt.  The Shakespeare With Veterans program, now in its sixth year, focuses on storytelling and connection to the material with great success. Amy and Cassie walk us through how they approach material and build a strong ensemble.
    For more information on Kentucky Shakespeare please visit https://kyshakespeare.com/ for updates to their season and opportunities to attend the Shakespeare With Veterans group meetings and performances.
    I would love to hear from you with your questions and comments at:
    thebreachtheatre@gmail.com
    https://www.thebreach.net/

    • 32 min
    EP3: Feast of Crispian

    EP3: Feast of Crispian

    n this episode I am so delighted to be able to talk with Nancy Smith-Watson, Co-Founder and Program Director of Feast of Crispian. Feast of Crispian is a non-profit organization that brings professional actors and veterans together to strengthen the emotional resources the need to overcome trauma and reintegration issues. During our talk Nancy discusses how the company came to be and why the work of William Shakespeare is so effective in helping those suffering from trauma and PTSD.  For more information about Feast of Crispian please visit https://feastofcrispian.org or their YouTube page under Feast of Crispian. You can also find them on Instagram @feastofcrispian.

    • 27 min

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

The horse that is dark ,

Ben is the best

I served with Ben at Fort Bliss and have done quite a bit of research on Post Traumatic Growth. I advocate for Veterans when I can and can personally vouch for the great care Ben shows for his people. This podcast is a hidden gem for our future thespians. Can’t wait to hear the rest!

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