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Play: Voices of Valor

Voices of Valor is a play written by award-winning playwright/journalist James E. Garcia. Garcia was commissioned to write the play by Arizona State University's Public Events. Voices of Valor was co-produced by ASU and UT Austin's Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the WWII Project. Garcia's script inspired and adapted, in part, from WWII Project oral history interviews. It brings to life the words and experiences of Latinos of the WWII generation through the voices and actions of actors. Scenes portray a spectrum of experiences dealing with identity, immigration, education, patriotism, discrimination, civil rights, and combat.

The play was performed at the Gammage Theater, on the ASU campus, on March 11, 2006, and at the B. Iden Payne Theater, on the UT Campus, on March 24 and 25, 2006.

Efforts are underway to take the show on the road. For more information, please contact the WWII Project office.

Read these articles about Voices of Valor.

  1. "Who They Are and What They Deserve," and "Collecting Voices," The Austin Chronicle - by staff writer Belinda Acosta, p. 48, 49 and 50. March 17, 2006.

  2. "Play gives voice to Latino WWII vets," Austin American-Statesman - by staff writer Juan Castillo, p. B1. March 24, 2006.

Watch this TV report about Voices of Valor.

  1. "Play captures Latinos' role in WWII," News 8 Austin -by staff reporter Allison Toepperwein, March 28, 2006. (This video requires Windows Media Player)