Adam Driver’s Nonprofit Seeks Soldiers for the Stage


Adam Driver, founder of Arts in the Armed Forces, served as a Marine before attending Juilliard.

Geordie Wood for The New York Times

Since 2008, Arts in the Armed Forces has existed as a kind of matchmaker for members of the military and the theater community, inviting renowned playwrights, actors and directors to perform for, interact with and, hopefully, enrich patrons who may be better equipped for literal minefields than emotional ones. Now, a new award from the organization will aim to help a service member produce a play of his or her own.

The organization announced the inaugural Bridge Award on Monday, granting $10,000 to a playwright who has served in the military…

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