Cornerstone Theater Company

What Happens Next

The cast of “What Happens Next” in San Diego

Currently available for touring, What Happens Next is a play for veteran communities, inspired by stories shared by the military community. This riveting new play mixes professional actors and veterans in an exploration of the complexities of sacrifice and resilience of those who have served.

In What Happens Next, Bonnie, an idealistic but inexperienced acting teacher, finds herself paired with a group of veterans as part of a drama therapy program. As she is confronted with the reality of her reluctant new students, Bonnie struggles to find a way to build trust and find common ground.

Written by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka and directed by Cornerstone’s Artistic Director Michael John Garcés, What Happens Next was first performed in association with La Jolla Playhouse as part of their Beyond the Walls series at the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation in San Diego, for an audience of veterans, their families and the general public, and benefiting Operation Rebound.

Read about this project in the San Diego Union-Tribune,

What Happens Next was created with minimal space and prop requirements, perfect for almost any type of venue. Approximate run time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Bring What Happens Next to your community, contact us today.