Veteran Outreach PROGRAM

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Veteran Outreach PROGRAM


In 2022, Bedlam’s free weekly meetings of its Veteran Outreach Program continue. Led by Zuzanna Szadkowski these meetings are back to in-person gatherings at The Sheen Center for the first time since March 2020.

Bedlam’s work with veterans began in 2015 and focuses on the power of the performing arts to aid veterans in their ongoing reintegration back into civilian life. In profound gratitude for their service to our country, Bedlam’s Veteran Outreach Program offers a place where veterans can find community with one another, explore classic texts or create new work, and express themselves through theatre. Check back here for a full calendar of programming, live performances, and opportunities.

Veterans only, please. For more information, email:



Monday Evenings
(Ongoing) | 6pm–8pm


18 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012


Please email: for more information.

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Veteran Scholarship

In addition to the free Monday night classes, we will have a spot reserved in each of our other general classes for the recipient of an upcoming VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP.

For more information and to apply please contact:


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Zuzanna Szadkowski played Dorota in the CW’s hit drama series “Gossip Girl”. She can be seen as Nurse Pell on the Cinemax series from Steven Soderbergh, “The Knick.” Other television credits include: “Search Party,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “Girls,” “Guiding Light,” “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Film credits include Pigeon, Growing up and Other Lies, Loserville and Butterflies of Bill Baker. Off-Broadway theater credits include queens at LCT3, Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet (WSJ Performance of the Year 2018) with Bedlam and Peter Pan also with Bedlam, The Comedy of Errors as part of the Public Theater’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit, and Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore. Regional theater credits include The 39 Steps at The Actors Theater of Louisville, The Merry Wives of Windsor at Two River Theater and The Nerd at Bucks County Playhouse. Zuzanna is a Master Teacher for YoungArts in Miami. She received a B.A. from Barnard College

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Wall Street Journal DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 2014. Off Broadway: Bedlam’s The Crucible, Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet; Pygmalion; Peter Pan; Vanity Fair; Sense and Sensibility (Off Broadway Alliance Award, Lortel nom., Best Director, Drama League nom., Best Revival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drama League nom. Best Revival, WSJ Best Classical Production 2015; NY Times Critics’ Pick), Bedlam’s Saint Joan (NY Times/Time Magazine Top 10; Off Broadway Alliance Best Revival 2014)Bedlam’s Hamlet (NY Times Top 10; Time Out NY/Backstage Critics’ Pick); Tina Packer’s Women of Will.  For Bedlam: Hamlet/Saint Joan: McCarter Theatre; Central Sq. Theater (Elliott Norton: Outstanding Visiting Production/Outstanding Ensemble, Boston Globe Top Ten); Dead Dog Park, New York Animals (World Premiere by Steven Sater/Burt Bacharach), Twelfth Night and What You Will (NY Times Critics’ Picks), The Seagull (WSJ Best Classical Production 2014), Sense & Sensibility (NY Times Top 10, NY Times/WSJ/Time Out Critics’ Picks). Other: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Two River), Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (OSF); Pericles (APT); Sense and Sensibility (The Folger Theater, 8 Helen Hayes nominations including Best Director and Best Production), Copenhagen (Central Square Theater), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (HVSF), Mate (The Actors’ Gang). Eric received his M.F.A. from the Trinity Rep Conservatory. He resides in New York City where he is Founder and Artistic Director of Bedlam.

Outreach Support

In addition to our free veteran classes and scholarship, we also offer discounted tickets for veterans to all Bedlam productions. For more information contact:

Our veteran’s program is made possible through individual contributions from donors like you and from additional support from:

Anonymous, Victoria Anderson, Sarah Bellin, Valerie Blair, Merilee Blaisdell, Kathryn Burke, Jo Burnstein, Martha Chapman, Ellen Cohn, Janet Conrad, Everett Cox, Maurine Greenwald, WaiChing Ho, Leon G. & Anne G. Hoffman, Melissa House, Nancy Jacobs, Loretta Janca, Kristine Lupi, Roger Lyons, Claudia MacDermott, Jodi Malcom, John McCartie, Susan Moore, Ruth Otero, Andrew & Danielle Pfister, Mary Popovich, George Reed, Lysa Rohan, Chuck & Karen Schader, Kate Schwartz, Elizabeth Seamans, Ann-Judith Silverman, Lanier Smythe, Eric Tucker & Susannah Millonzi, Alice Tufel, Ebony Vines, Kevin von der Lippe, Arthur Weitz, Jeffry Wells, Ann Winton.

This donor list is current from February 1, 2021 – February 1, 2022. We apologize for any inaccuracies. To learn more about donating to Bedlam’s Veteran Outreach program, or to advise of any needed corrections, please contact Susannah Millonzi, Director of Development, at