Press Release: Red Badge Project Veterans Tell Their Stories – July 8

Gesa Power House Theatre presents Red Badge Project: Veterans Tell Their Stories on Thursday, July 8 at 7:00PM.

The Red Badge Project – established by former Army Captain Evan Bailey and actor and Air Force veteran Tom Skerritt – is dedicated to improving the lives of veterans by sharing storytelling skills with which they can manage the challenges of PTS, TBIs, moral injury, and other burdens they carry. Red Badge offers ongoing, bi-monthly classes for veterans in the Walla Walla region as well, in conjunction with Vet Centers in Seattle, Federal Way, Everett, and Spokane.

On July 8, veterans from the Walla Walla group (and others from around the state) will present stories they have crafted in Red Badge. Audience members may be the first people outside of the classroom or tight-knit circles of friends and families who have heard these tales. The 90-minute event is hosted by Red Badge founding faculty member Warren Etheredge.

General admission tickets ($15) are available online at or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. A portion of ticket sales will benefit The Red Badge Project.

Gesa Power House Theatre will continue to follow the most-recent guidance from state and county Departments of Health in terms of mask use, etc. Ticketholders will be notified during the week before each event of the current guidelines.

Season Sponsors:

    Foundry Vineyards    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo

KAPP-KVEW TV, Pacific PowerNorthwest Public Broadcasting, Hayden Homes

Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated

About Gesa Power House Theatre

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.

The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).

For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:

Bradley Nelson
Media Contact
Phone: 509.529-6500

Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362

Season Sponsors

Foundry Vineyards
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo Pacific Power logoWW Valley Honda logo

Additional support provided by
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla, City of College Place

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated