Veterans’ week events continue with special presentations of Bent Compass
Performances at Fort Howard Hall at The Weidner and the UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus
Green Bay, WI – The Weidner is proud to welcome ‘Bent Compass’ to UW-Green Bay this week. Bent Compass was written by Neil Brookshire and Colin Sesek and is performed by Brookshire.
There are two opportunities to view this free event.
Wednesday, November 9th 6 p.m. Fort Howard Hall at The Weidner
Thursday, November 10th 7 p.m. UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus
Bent Compass is based on transcribed interviews with Colin Sesek about his deployment as a combat army medic in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne. The play candidly discusses Sesek’s war time experience and explores its impact on reintegration into civilian life. Sesek’s story is not sensationalized, but is told with compassion, humor, simplicity and honesty.
UW-Green Bay is proud of the number of veteran students it serves. Viewing is highly encouraged for the campus and community at large to deepen the understanding of a combat veteran’s experience coming home and pursuing their life goals. This performance is free to attend with the generous sponsorship of Theatre on The Bay in partnership with The Weidner. Bent Compass contains strong language and includes descriptions of acts of war.
For any additional information, please contact Nicole Stockman, Veterans Services Coordinator at 920-465-2056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-Green Bay Veteran’s Services is here to help veterans and their families thrive at college and get the benefits gained from service. About 1300 veterans and dependents of veterans receive education benefits at UW-Green Bay each year. Of this number, 377 are military veterans or current service members and 933 students are the spouse or child of a Veteran. Some of these students are on active duty one week, and in the classroom the next. This is just one reason the transition from military service to the community can be very unsettling. UW-Green Bay’s Veteran’s Services is here to help.
About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.