BLOOD – based on the true story by Billie Estes | SO PROUDLY WE HAILED
New Musicals Inc. is proud to launch the fifth episode of SO PROUDLY WE HAILED, the musical webseries honoring veterans in their own words.
“Blood” is based on the experience of veteran Billie Estes, about a hospital Navy Corpsman who discovers her personal losses intersect with the wounded soldiers in a hospital tent in Kandahar. The episode has music and lyrics by Angela Parrish. Directed by John Coppola, and featuring performer Evelyn Halus.
For this webseries, New Musicals Inc. has paired veteran honorees with an artistic team comprised of a composer, lyricist, director, and dramaturg, and then helped to shape their story into a short musical retelling in a digital platform. This project is hosted by New Musicals Inc.
This activity is supported in part by generous grants from: the Helen and Jose Colton Foundation; the Peter Glenville Foundation; the Anonymous Fund (Marin County); and the California Arts Council, a state agency.
To see an interview with veteran Billie Estes, to learn more about the project, and to view future episodes as they are released, visit www.nmi.org/veterans
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