Our Mission

AITAF’s mission is to provide high-quality performing arts programming to active duty service members, veterans, military support staff and their families around the world free of charge.

Arts in the Armed Forces serves all branches of the military at US installations domestically and abroad. We choose content that features diverse themes, ages, ethnicities and experiences to create a complex and unique experience for our audiences.

Importantly, after each of AITAF’s events, the artists interact with the audience through a question and answer session.

AITAF’s goal is not simply to provide an enjoyable evening, but to use the powerfully emotional shared experience of the performing arts to start conversations capable of bridging the divides between military and civilian, service member and family member, the world of the arts and the world of practical action.

Arts in the Armed Forces serves all branches of the military at US installations domestically and abroad. We choose content that features diverse themes, ages, ethnicities and experiences to create a complex and unique experience for our audiences.

Importantly, after each of AITAF’s events, the artists interact with the audience through a question and answer session.

AITAF’s goal is not simply to provide an enjoyable evening, but to use the powerfully emotional shared experience of the performing arts to open up conversations capable of bridging the divides between military and civilian, service member and family member, the world of the arts and the world of practical action.

Leadership

Adam Driver

Founder
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Joanne Tucker

Artistic Director
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Lindsay Miserandino

Executive Director
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Erica Newhouse

Program Manager
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Board

Stephen Belber

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Adam Driver

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Andrea Fionda

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Ben Gross

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Phil Klay

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Larry Lennox-Choate

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Frank Monterisi

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Advisory Council

  • Lauren Ambrose
  • Laura Linney
  • David Rabe
  • Lili Taylor
  • Deborah Winger
  • Francois Battiste
  • Stephanie P. McClelland
  • Jay O. Sanders
  • Claire Traeger
  • Eric Bogosian
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Susan Sarandon
  • David Van Asselt
  • Ara Guzelimian
  • Joseph W. Polisi
  • John Patrick Shanley
  • Dianne Wiest

Leadership Council

  • Michael Boyd
  • Teri Poulton Consoldane
  • Mikoto Yoshida
  • Malia K. Du Mont
  • Stacy Ross
  • Matthew Goracy
  • Jenna Swymeler
  • Matt Pottinger
  • Josh Waller