Your donations to our programs allow us to provide a number of valuable services to veterans currently working in or who wish to work in the arts, humanities and entertainment industry. All USVAA services are free to all veterans so we rely on your generosity.
Please read up on for four ways your targeted donation can assist USVAA in our mission today.
USVAA Veterans Writing Workshop
For the past nine years, USVAA has participated in the Writers Guild Foundation’s annual Veterans Writing Weekend Retreat Program as part of our overall mission to assist veterans through professional development in the arts, humanities and the entertainment industry.
Please support this valuable work with a donation today.
The USVAA Website and Outreach:
We believe the quality and diversity of the art our colleagues produce in their respective fields is evidence that the USVAA mission is successful. We couldn’t accomplish this without maintaining our website and undertaking the administrative work required to get the word out to veterans and the public. Please support our website and outreach with a donation of any amount today.
The USVAA Veterans Repertory
Quality theater productions are expensive and the standards are high in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. In order for USVAA to compete in this environment and serve our veteran colleagues, we must create the best possible productions. We’ve done it before and now we’re working with a new team, building on our past successes to do it again. Our successes include productions of “Zoo Story”, “Bug”, John DiFusco’s “The Long Way Home: Reflections on the Tracer’s Story” and “Tracers” as well as numerous collaborative efforts with other production companies.
USVAA, led by Navy veteran and USVAA Veterans Repertory Artistic Director David Fofi has the talent in place. Now we need to build the program, develop the plays, build the sets, rehearse and get the word out. Please donate today to make this a reality for our veterans.
USVAA New Works Presentation
The USVAA New Works Presentation is a dynamic annual event held in honor of Veterans Day at The Actors Gang or Sony Pictures Entertainment. Writers participating in the USVAA Veterans Writing Workshop monthly meetings present selected scenes from their works that include screenplays, television drama and comedy pilots, novels, short stories, memoirs and plays. Those works are presented on stage in front of an audience made up of entertainment industry professionals and the public. The presentation is followed by a robust talk back with the audience.
Veterans In the Arts and Humanities Day
For the past six years USVAA has worked to highlight the talent level of veterans engaged, both past and presently, in the Arts, Humanities and Entertainment Industry through an initiative to have November 1st of each year recognized as Veterans In The Arts and Humanities Day. Recognition includes the State of Maine (permanent recognition), City of Los Angeles, 2012 and 2018, The County of Los Angeles 2014, The City of Culver City 2013, the California State Assembly 2016. Please support this unique initiative by making a contribution to the program or providing support at the local, state or national level as we move toward national recognition.