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Incoming Podcast: The Family’s Role When A Service Member Comes Home

Playwright Delia Knight and her family, pictured in a series of undated photo...

Above: Playwright Delia Knight and her family, pictured in a series of undated photos provided by the Knight family.

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Playwright Delia Knight brings a beautiful duet of stories from the perspective of a sister, waiting for her best friend and Marine brother to come back home after multiple combat deployments.

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Incoming showcases the true stories of America’s military veterans, told in their own words, straight from their own mouths. Produced by So Say We All, a ... Read more →

Aired: April 17, 2020 | Transcript

Playwright Delia Knight hones in on what it's like to wait for her best friend and brother to come back home after multiple combat deployments.

In a new episode of KPBS Explore podcast "Incoming," host Justin Hudnall speaks with Knight, whose relationship with her Marine brother suffered – and endured – throughout his deployment and homecoming.

Knight's full-length play, "Disappearing Act," illustrated the agony she witnessed when her brother came back home more in body than mind. Her writing captures her family’s struggles to reconcile what was forever lost and what future they might have together. She also speaks to the role the family plays during and after deployment, and where boundaries need to be drawn for everyone’s best interest.

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