CMC Theatre director directs play raising awareness of veterans’ issues
This article first appeared in the Aspen Times. By
Michael Lemke, a medically retired Army sergeant who fought during the Iraq invasion, rehearses with fellow veterans in Snowmass on Wednesday. The group performs “Make Sure It’s Me,” a play about post-9/11 veterans, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Paepcke Auditorium. Photo: Kari Herchenroeder.
Coming to grips with the loss of cognitive functioning and codependency on family members are a couple of the issues returning veterans with traumatic-brain injuries experience. They are issues happening in living rooms and around kitchen tables all over America.
“And the mass of people are unaware of it,” said Adam McCabe, who joined the U.S. Marines after being motivated by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
As a way of informing the general public, McCabe and a group of veterans are acting in “Make Sure It’s Me,” a play written in 2009 by Kate Wenner, who interviewed doctors, veterans, wives and mothers dealing with brain injury.
“This is a great vehicle to get a snapshot, a glimpse, an inside view into what a lot of homes look like, what a lot of people are dealing with,” McCabe said.
Directed by Brad Moore, a Colorado Mountain College theater instructor, the play Read more