Arts In The Armed Forces Perform for Service Members and Families

The American Red Cross is partnering with Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) to present three performances across Germany. For the first time, AITAF actors and actresses will perform a mixture of comedic and dramatic monologues in its tour abroad for the holidays for wounded soldiers and overseas US military troops and their families. "AITAF lets civilians and soldiers find each other and share their feelings through performance." - Eric Bogosian, Playwright, Actor & Novelist.

Performance times:

  • Landstuhl – Tues, December 17th at 3:30 pm in the Heaton Auditorium.
  • Ramstein Air Base – Tues, December 17th at 8:00 pm in the Hercules Theater.
  • Grafenwoehr/Tower Barracks - Wed, December 18th at 3 pm in the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center.
  • The events are free to all US ID Cards holders and a ticket is required for entry. The material performed is of an adult nature and is considered R-rated. No unattended minors under the age of 18 will be permitted.

    The 90-minute performance will feature some of the acting industry's brightest theater, television and film stars including Reed Birney (Changeling), Desmin Borges (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Michael Chernus (Captain Phillips), Gary Cole (Office Space), Adam Driver (Girls, Lincoln), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Orange is the new Black), Raven Symone (That’s So Raven), Tracie Thoms (Rent), Joanne Tucker (Gayby), and Sheldon Woodley (Sh**y Fabulous Lives). Each performance will feature reading a series of colorful monologues and scenes from America's best modern plays and is not exclusively war-themed or focused.

    The actors will also be visiting wounded service members and interacting with service members and their families as part of their holiday tour abroad to bring a little comedy and theater to the troops stationed overseas. The trip will include time to tour some of the facilities and connect one-on-one with the troops.

    To find out more about the event or to reserve tickets please email, or

    Contact: Tammie Pech, DSN: 314-475-1760, Comm: 09641-83-1760

    About Arts In The Armed Forces (AITAF):

    AITAF bridges the cultural gap between the United States Armed Forces and the performing arts communities by producing theatrical and musical performances for mixed military and civilian audiences. AITAF performances and programming accentuate the shared humanity of all Americans by using live performance to unite artists and service members and encourage dialogue. AITAF creates space for these two communities to enrich and diversify each other via their respective skill sets, life experiences, and demographics. AITAF enlists artists of the highest quality and chooses material with an eye to what might speak to this particular audience without necessarily being war-themed or focused.

    About the American Red Cross:
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.