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Lonely Soldier Monologues, The (Women At War In Iraq)
the play is based on Helen Benedict's book, the Lonely Soldier: the Private War of Women Serving in Iraq (Beacon Press, April 2009), an intimate, unflinching, and sometimes disturbing portrait of women in today's military. More women soldiers are fighting in Iraq than in any other American war in history, yet they face a dual challenge: they are participating on combat more than ever before, but because only one in ten soldiers is female, they are often painfully alone. This isolation, along with a military culture hostile to women, denies them the camaraderie soldiers depend on for survival and subjects them to sexual persecution by their comrades. . ..In the Lonely Soldier, Benedict, a professor at Columbia University, humanizes the complex issues of war, misogyny, class, race, homophobia, poet-traumatic stress disorder, and more through the compelling testimonials of five women of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds who served in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. By following the women from their childhood through enlistment, training, active duty in Iraq and home again, she vividly brings to life their struggles and challenges. the play features monologues by seven female soldiers, gathered from Benedict's interviews and correspondence for the book. . ..the play's monologues are all the real words of the soldiers, who will be represented by actors. all but one of the soldiers has agreed to be identified by name and none of their stories have been changed. On stage, the stories will be interwoven for Dramatic effect
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