"Pieces of War" by Kenny Carnes

"Pieces of War" by Kenny Carnes

BandComedySpoken Word

This lecture/spoken word event/open dialogue focuses on war and the issues that surround it. Using contemporary and historical conflicts, Carnes focuses on the effect that war has on us as individuals and a society at large.


Written largely in rhapsodic verse, this one-man show weaves a portfolio of stories from three generations of American heroes. Carnes examines violence and captures the narratives of American soldiers from WWII, Vietnam, and contemporary conflicts. ---- A son returns home from Iraq. His grandfather recalls his victories at Normandy. Memories of September 11th. A father becomes lost in his voiceless shame of Vietnam. ---- Based on interviews, observations, and personal experience, Pieces of War seeks resolution through conflict, captures understanding through contemplation, and unites audiences in a common dialogue surrounding the universal journey of the hero in us all.

Set List

60 mins performance + post-show discussion