I Will Wait
About the Play
For Every One Gone, Someone Waits...
Our country has been fighting wars for more than 100 years. I Will Wait is a full-length theatrical production that shares a new perspective of those wars – that of the military spouse.
I Will Wait was written to bring together non-military and military communities.
I Will Wait was born late one night when playwright Amy Uptgraft poured out her struggles about her husband’s fourth deployment with fellow playwright, Gregory Stieber. At that moment, they felt the call to tell the stories of generations of military spouses.
Amy and Gregory interviewed spouses across five generations and documented their stories of separation during times of war. They produced the play in 2015 and the audience was left moved beyond words.
Since then, I Will Wait has grown into a program that includes the fully realized production, readings of the play, talkbacks, and virtual writing workshops.
Request a Reading or Workshop/Production
Corporations and organizations that would like to support military spouses in sharing their stories have a unique opportunity to host or sponsor the I Will Wait programming either at their own event or as a sponsor for a VSP production.
By supporting the story of the military spouse, you are strengthening military families around the world and bringing together military and non-military communities.
We offer a variety of options that will create a lasting memory, impress your audience, and demonstrate your dedication to military spouses and their families.
"Heart to Script" Workshop
Your Written Story is Powerful
Join Amy Uptgraft, professional playwright, actor, director, and theater teacher, for an upcoming “Heart to Script” writing workshop and learn to take your story from your heart to paper.
Through meaningful prompts, conversation, and suggestions, you’ll learn how to write your own military spouse journey. Write it for yourself, your family, or for publication. The choice is yours. What is certain is that your story is powerful and worth sharing.
This class is meant for veteran, retired, or active duty military spouses. We encourage all generations of military spouses to write their stories.
Register for an upcoming workshop!
If you would like to write your story, we encourage you to register for a “Heart to Script” writing course. Veteran’s Spouse Project offers multiple workshops each year. Workshops are kept small to allow all participants ample time for sharing, so space is limited.
If you are ready to put your heart to script please check out upcoming workshop dates and register in advance!
See your story performed in a monologue series!
Is there a moment in your life that defines your personal experience? Heart to Script participants have an opportunity to apply for their story to be part of the Veteran’s Spouse Project’s monologue series.
We give voice to your story. Through a series of performance workshops and using a professional actor, we curate your story into a performance piece. The stories will be recorded and shared through The Veteran’s Spouse Project social platforms, on our YouTube channel, and more.
Here are examples of our monologue series: