Performing Joe: A Folklorist’s Journey through Performance

Daniel Reyes (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

In my semi-autobiographical performance, Reprimand, I interact with archival materials to revisit traumatic stories from my childhood and military service. In this presentation, I reflect on how the project has helped me investigate and appreciate the complexity of my own relationship with my step-father Joe—a Vietnam veteran who served as a helicopter gunner.

Part of 03-09 Start with a Story: Veteran Narratives as Healing and Intervention, Thursday, November 02, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm