Sponsored in part by Joe Battista, Artistic Director
“Vietnam…through my lens”
coming to your living room!
We are excited to announce that the television adaptation
of this acclaimed solo, stage show,
has received high praise from top level, industry executives!
We look forward to bringing "Vietnam…through my lens"
into your homes.
Want a taste of the film?
Dennis A. Starr – Executive Producer
In collaboration with
Tony Ceglio – Executive Producer/Director
John Carboni – Executive Producer/Technical Engineer
“Vietnam…through my lens” – a Television Special Event
The last week of July, this incredibly talented team and their crew, worked with
Stu Richel and Linda S. Nelson to film
“Vietnam…through my lens” for television.
The shoot, (conducted responsibly, with the crew always masked and
maintaining social distance), was at the Wall Street Theatre in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Only Stu, on the other side of the cameras, was sans mask!
Just Stu, three cameras and stories that will touch your heart and bring on a smile.
The Emmy Award Winning Team
completed the editing process in early October
and has now moved on to the marketing phase.
We are excited by the product that they have brought to life.
Please “Stay Tuned” for updates!
Stu with Camera Crew
Stu with Tony Ceglio, Director
Here in Manhattan, against a backdrop of sadness and gut-wrenching statistics,
artists are working together to find new outlets for their skills,
new ways to communicate, opportunities to be productive when traditional stages are bare. And, for our part...
"Vietnam...through my lens"
The Virtual Tour!
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Don't miss this lively conversation between
Stu and the charming hosts Mark, Ashley and Jeff.
We're sure you'll agree with their comments...
From Jeff, "Stu is nothing if not authentic!"
And following Stu's performance of
"Remembering Memorial Day and Father Divine" (at 24:15),
from Ashley, "Powerful. So powerful. The word choices. Setting the tone.
Transformative and transporting.
Oh my gosh, such a magnetism about him."
Also from the viewers...
"Your interview on TAL was terrific. I learned so many interesting things about your life.
Your performance of the Memorial Day story was very moving."
Jane House, actor, director and translator of Italian plays.
"I watched the TAL video yesterday. It was great. I liked the balanced view and lively banter."
Steve Taylor, actor and technical director.
"Heard you on the Tango Alpha Lima Podcast.
I was moved by your story. I enjoyed all you had to say. Thank you friend and Brother."
Wade Adair, Military Veterans Peer Service Coordinator for
the Texas Veterans Commission in Beaumont, TX.
Please enjoy this
presented as part of
The Pandemic Players Series!
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Stu Richel performed a selection of scenes from
"Vietnam...through my lens"
highlighted by videos from the Touring Production
and moderated by Bram Lewis, Artistic Director
of The Schoolhouse Theater.
Westchester County's longest running
professional nonprofit theater!
Special Thanks to
Steve Taylor, Technical Director.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020
our "Virtual Presenter", welcomed
Stu Richel and Linda S. Nelson
for a conversation about
"Vietnam...through my lens".
During this Zoom Presentation,
Stu performed three scenes from the show,
including one that goes to the very heart of Memorial Day.
Moments of reflection...and laughter.
If you missed this Zoom Presentation,
you can still catch the
Three Performed Scenes,
filmed by Zillah Glory, Prism's Chief Experience Officer,
Here’s just a view of the dozens of comments
from the Zoom Audience:
"Thanks for bringing some meaning back to
Holidays tend to become generic these days,
and it’s nice to remember that
they have origins and purpose."
Again and again...
“Wonderful! Can't wait to see the entire show.”
“Thank you, Stu...and thanks for your words and heart”
“Thank you for sharing your gift with us, Stu. A treasure today.”
“Sources of Inspiration”
by Rob Asaro
April 22, 2020
In April, Stu Richel received an email from Rob Asaro, a wonderful actor/writer/producer.
Rob had just set up an online platform, “Sources of Inspiration” and
he wanted to interview Stu about "Vietnam…through my lens"!
During the interview, Stu performed two scenes from the show.
A wonderful chance to get a feel for the style and content of the show.
Where we are going...
We’re thrilled to be back home in NYC!
In Association with
“Vietnam…through my lens”
The Tank, 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues), 1st Floor
"COVID- Deferred Performance Dates"
are pending and
will be announced here,
as soon as they are scheduled.
For more information on The TANK,
a not for profit company, please visit their website.
Where we have been...
Vietnam...through my lens
was presented at
New York's Annual APAP
Conference 2017 and 2018
We have now appeared in nine states!
Are you ready to join the parade?
What the Past Presenters have said...
"You had me from the first word."
Bob Fischer, Sons of the American Revolution, following a luncheon performance in Princeton, New Jersey
“I heard nothing but positive response. People thanking me for having the show here. It was clear that a number of attendees were here because the subject was Vietnam and that they’d never been here before.” … “You guys were easy to work with. Normally we’re working with the artist…often not really well-equipped to deal with the tech. That was a breeze with you guys"
— Bill Lelbach
Artistic & Managing Director
Chenango River Theatre, Greene, New York
“The show was fabulous! You (Stu) were superb. Amy (Stage Manager), you were such a pleasure to work with. Thanks to all of you for a very lovely evening. I'll remember it as one of the best experiences for our members.”
— Denise Joy
Club Operations and Event Coordinator
The Landings Club, Skidaway Island, Georgia
"The professionalism that all of you showed, makes this show unique in explaining history through one man's journey. Stu's presentation was flawless, and I'm sure to the veterans in the audience, it brought back their own experiences. You have painstakingly developed and brought to the stage something that many can't talk about as freely as Stu."
– George Montgomery, Founder, Fire Base Eagle
Thursday, November 14th & Friday, November 15th, 2019
In partnership with the
University of Utah Veterans Support Center
at the historic Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City
Stu Richel in a very
moving performance of
Photographs courtesy of
Inga Maurine Newton
Monday, November 11, 2019
It was an honor to share a very special
Veterans Day Performance at the
in North Carolina
Welcome to CoMMA's beautiful double-screen theatre!
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Mason Dixon V.F.W. Post 7234
Ocean View, Delaware
It was an incredible experience to perform in
the shadow of
"The Wall That Heals",
the Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Above - The beautiful
Left - Stu Richel with
Commander Dean Levering
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Horrabin Theatre at Western Illinois University
They LOVED us in Illinois!
Don't take our word for it,
Left - Stu Richel in the "Audience Welcome"
Above - Stu with Edward Glidden, Secretary of the New Jersey Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, and their Color Guard in uniform
Friday, February 16 through Sunday 18, 2018 at
Kayenta Arts Center, Ivins, Utah
Photographs courtesy of Michael Lee Stever
Vietnam...through my lens
was performed on Sunday,
February 18, 2018, at the
Southern Utah Veterans Home as part of the Kayenta Arts Center Tour.
left to right:
Jan Broberg, KAC Executive Director,
Stu Richel, Actor/Playwright
Linda S. Nelson, Producer/Director
Post Show Talk Back at Kayenta Arts Center
Stu Richel, enjoying the grounds of the Southern Utah Veterans Home, surrounded by the majestic red cliffs of Ivins, Utah
Jan Broberg, KAC Executive Director, with Touring Staff:
Linda S. Nelson, Amy Henault, Stu Richel and Michael Lee Stever
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Guild Hall, John Drew Theater Lab
158 Main Street
East Hampton, New York
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2 PM
Fire Base Eagle
Inform - Educate - Honor
"Inspire and teach citizens through the veteran's story"
at the Historic Mishler Theatre
Fire Base Eagle Members (Back Row) Proceeds supported Fire Base Eagle, dedicated to building a sustainable,
Touring Team (Seated) educational facility that honors the ground combat soldier in Vietnam.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Western Connecticut Military Officers Association
Norwalk Inn & Conference Center
Board Member, Al Smith, Captain, U.S. Army, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam,
and Chapter President John F. Simonetti, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (Ret),
with Stu Richel
Thursday, March 2, 2017
a private community on Skidaway Island, outside of Savannah, Georgia
partial proceeds benefited the Landings Military Family Relief Fund
Stu Richel Dan Horan, Dot Colt, Stu Richel and
Rehearsal at The Landings Richard S. Colt, Major General,
U. S. Army (Retired)
Monday, September 5, 2016
Special Labor Day Performance
Chenango River Theatre
Greene, New York
as part of the
“One Night Stands” Series
This performance inspired a standing ovation from the entire audience!
Friday, August 26, 2016
An Encore NYC Presentation - The Final Dress Rehearsal
13th Street Repertory Theatre
50 West 13th Street, Manhattan