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

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San Diego Military Families Get 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.

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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.