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San Diego Military Families Get A Chance To Tell Their Stories Through Theater

A national organization for theaters and a nonprofit serving military families are trying to build stronger connections with military veterans returning from war.

Theatre Communications Group and Blue Star Families, which has a Camp Pendleton chapter, are offering playwriting classes and community discussions, and are putting on plays that resonate with military families and the community.

The program, called Blue Star Theatres, gives veterans and their spouses a chance to tell their stories. Lori Hensic is married to a Camp Pendleton Marine, and works with Blue Star Families to connect the arts and military communities.

“We’ve found that there are actually a lot of military family members who are quite talented in the local arts programs, and so it’s a really good opportunity for them to engage, even if they are going to be somewhere for a short period of time,” Hensic said.

Blue Star Theatres is hosting an event Saturday afternoon in Point Loma, featuring readings of plays written by military members and their spouses.

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