The Homefront Project
Our mission is to support, encourage, and responsibly tell the stories of our courageous military families so that the world may begin to understand what it means to be a military spouse.
Created by: Lauren Cusker
Lauren is a born and raised military brat, who by the age of 18 had lived on 3 continents, in 4 countries, and in 4 different states. Moving every 10 months to 4 years teaches resilience and courage to make a path wherever they land. Currently residing in New York City, she is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design where she received a BFA in Performing Arts.
We Are The Homefront is a collection of military spouses stories using verbatim theater. Verbatim theater is documentary-style theatre based on the spoken words of real people. In its strictest form, verbatim theatre uses real people's words exclusively, and take this testimony from recorded interviews.
I was inspired to do this as a way to honor my mother - a devoted military spouse and mom who maintained a not only terrific career, but also an immaculate home. While this impressive no matter the circumstances, she often did it in a country or state she was unfamiliar with, while her husband was deployed. This series celebrates the unsung heroes of military families - the spouses. The one who serves their family and our country faithfully while the service member is defending our freedoms.
Generally, popular culture and the news focuses on the military members, so we have chosen to take this opportunity to show you what a different side of military life looks like. These are true stories telling what it means to be a military spouse; because it is easy to forget that the family also serves and how important their sacrifices for our country is.
*Please note, names and duty stations have been changed to respect the privacy of the families.
Organizations to support
Please consider supporting military families by donating to the following organizations.
If you are a spouse, please know that these organizations are here to support you and your family.