WORD FOR WORD Presents
You Know WHEN THE MEN ARE GONE
"The Last Stand" and "Gold Star" by Siobhan Fallon
Jan 31- Feb 24, 2013 at Z Space
"Captivating and Necessary"
—Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle
"Word for Word's You Know when the Men Are Gone is a powerful and important piece of theater. Not to mention a beautiful and moving one."
—Chad Jones on Theater Dogs
Word for Word gives their signature theatrical treatment to Siobhan Fallon's gripping portrayal of the home front during the Iraq War, You Know When the Men Are Gone. These interconnected stories show another experience of war – how those who are left behind to carry on survive their daily lives, as well as what it’s like for the wounded vet “returning to normal.” The author has a first-hand knowledge of the military: Siobhan Fallon is the wife of an active duty U.S Army officer who has served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Siobhan Fallon is a military spouse and writer who has gained acclaim from such diverse sources as The San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others, for her intimate and gripping portrayal of the wives and families of American soldiers deployed to Iraq.
Written by Siobhan Fallon
"The Last Stand" Directed by Joel Mullennix
"Gold Star" Directed by Amy Kossow
Arwen Anderson* as Josie / Ensemble
Chad Deverman as Kit
Roselynn Hallett as Helena / Ensemble
Marilet Martinez as Ensemble
Armando McClain as Dupont / Ensemble
Ryan Tasker* as Crawford / Ensemble
David A. Young* Stage Manager
Spencer Evans Production Manager
Jimmy Walden Assistant Stage Manager
Jacqueline Scott Set Designer
Delia McDougall Costume and Props Designer
Andrea Weber Choreographer
Photos by Mark Leialoha