In 2013, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta lifted the military's official ban on women in combat....
In 2016 not only has the combat ban been lifted but Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced that all combat positions are now open to qualified women without exception. So what do these decisions mean for the military and for America? How is it causing civilians and service members alike to rethink the role of women in our armed forces? The Women in Combat Theatre Project has initiated a new collaboratively written play We Cry Havoc exploring this inclusion. Based on interviews with active and retired military, including members of our own ensemble, We Cry Havoc is a highly physical theatre piece examining all sides of what it means to have women officially serving in active combat roles. We Cry Havoc was developed in part with assistance from Opera House Arts and the Barn Arts Collective.
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