Unearthed footage: “Shock & Awe” scene wins Manhattan Monologue Slam (January 2010)

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Why post something that happened three years ago?

In the first place, we never saw this before.

In the second place, actor Garrett Hendricks helped develop “Shock & Awe.” He’s a friend and an excellent artist, and you’ll like what he does with this role.

Thirdly, and most important by far: the problems faced by U.S. veterans returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to weigh heavily on the American spirit.

And what’s being done about it? Not nearly enough.

Something to think about.

Shock and Awe was adapted from Damon’s book, Heart of War: Soldiers Voices from the Front Lines of Iraq (Kensington/Citadel, 2005).

To create Heart of War,he interviewed men and women from the U.S. armed forces who served in Iraq during and after Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This source material also contributed to the screenplay Allegiance, a co-written with Damon’s friend, Dominic Fumusa (Showtime’s Nurse Jackie).

And here’s Garrett: