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Video: My Journey from Marine to Actor — Adam Driver

Before he fought in the galactic battles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. He tells the story of how and why he became a Marine, the complex transition from soldier to civilian — and Arts in the Armed Forces, his nonprofit that brings theater to the military. Because, as he says: “Self-expression is just as valuable a tool as a rifle on your shoulder.” Followed by a spirited performance of Marco Ramirez’s “I am not Batman” by Jesse J. Perez and Matt Johnson.

Running time: 18 minutes

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Adam Driver, October 1, 2017. Photo By: Jason Mendez

Jesse J. Perez is the Director of the Old Globe and the University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program

One comment on “Video: My Journey from Marine to Actor — Adam Driver

  1. Leo
    November 18, 2020

    Very moving piece by Mr. Perez!

    Liked by 1 person

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