Seven Soldiers. Seven Women. Seven stories. You think you know war? You don't know the half of it. A brave verbatim play that looks at the lives of 7 women who served in the US Armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Telling a story that desperately needs telling, the play exposes some shocking truths about war and asks some incredible questions about the military, our society and our western culture. It explores why they enlisted, what they endured and how it affected them when they came home. The women, who fought in the war between 2003 and 2006, personify the situation of women in the military today; women are participating in combat more than ever before, but are so outnumbered they are often painfully alone. Although told from the viewpoint of American women the play explores universal issues of women living and working in a male dominated world.
Although this is a verbatim piece all of the names have been changed to protect those involved.