Feast of Crispian Videos
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
May 10, 2019
National Veterans Theater Festival May 23 to May 26, 2019
Over the four days, five plays offer a wide range of experience from intimate and personal to a world view. They span gender, race and conflicts. The companies hail from New York, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and of course, Wisconsin.
Associated Press - National distribution
October 8, 2015
Shakespeare Helping Veterans Find their Voice
A group of Milwaukee area actors are using William Shakespeare's plays to help veterans. The effort is called "Feast of Crispian," taken from a speech Henry V made in Shakespeare's play by the same name to boost morale before a battle.
FoC director’s note: This great story was picked up all over the country including by the NY Times, the Washington Post and USA Today. This has since given us opportunity to connect with people from coast to coast who are doing good work using Shakespeare for a range of needs!
PBS/Wisconsin Public Television
July 4, 2018
Feast of Crispian: from the series Veterans Coming Home
“For he who sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.” In the Feast of Crispian project, actors guide veterans in performing the words of Shakespeare to express big anger, big grief, big joy and big anything that they’ve got locked up inside after returning from war.
In addition to the powerful work that the Veterans Coming Home project is doing across the country, Wisconsin Public Television is proud to share a series of stories exploring the experiences of veterans here in Wisconsin.
Nov 02, 2017
By Ben Jordan
Milwaukee veterans use acting as a way to deal with PTSD
If you go to the play "Othello" in downtown Milwaukee over the weekend [Nov. 2-5, 2017] you'll be watching an entire cast that fought for our country. Around five years ago, a local organization called Feast of Crispian was founded to use acting techniques as a way for veterans dealing with trauma to express emotions in a positive way.
The man who landed the lead role of took a leap of faith to try out. Mustafa Beyah admits, he never fathomed he'd be on center stage. READ MORE