A Rock or Something Productions

A Rock or Something Productions A Rock or Something Productions Inc. is a non-profit organization built to assist veterans and communities reintegrate and engage through performing arts
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America's returning veterans are finding themselves increasingly without a sense of purpose or connection to the communities, States, and Nation for which they fought. Many have discovered an outlet for this feeling of isolation in Theater and Film. A Rock or Something Productions Inc. is the synergistic expression of the veteran for and with the community. Through the performing arts, we learn about ourselves in a constructive, rather than destructive, way which allows us to engage with our community. Through this positive flow of creation and expression we find acceptance, and can finally feel safe to "come home" Please follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/ARockorSomethin

04/04/2015

Well... it has been a long deployment, but A Rock or Something President, Miah Washburn, will be returning home soon, and AROS will be heading into productions for several projects right away! That said, the Company will be undergoing some structural changes as well. Stay tuned for some amazing work and get involved!

A Rock or Something founder Miah Washburn for The Canticle of the Black Madonna.
06/11/2014

A Rock or Something founder Miah Washburn for The Canticle of the Black Madonna.

"You honor me and my brothers and sisters in arms with this opera. I am truly touched that you have undertaken such an elusive, misunderstood issue as combat PTSD. I am thankful to you, and I know my fallen friends would be as well."
Miah Washburn, 1SG U.S. Army Infantry
Learn more and share your story: http://igg.me/at/CBMopera #ArtSavedMyLife

06/11/2014
New Opera Opens Hearts and Brings New Healing to Combat PTSD

New Opera Opens Hearts and Brings New Healing to Combat PTSD

Join Family of a Vet Blog Talk Radio show host Debbie Sprague for an intriguing interview with Tiziana DellaRovere - author, spiritual director, and artist, who has also suffered the effects of combat PTSD. Learn how Tiziana is using a new and truly unique opera, "The Canticle of the Black Madonna:…

Our operations director Stacy Bannerman's "Conversion Experience" with The Canticle of the Black Madonna has been publis...
06/05/2014

Our operations director Stacy Bannerman's "Conversion Experience" with The Canticle of the Black Madonna has been published on the LeftFace Military Spouse blog!
Link here: http://leftface.wordpress.com/
http://igg.me/at/CBMopera @CBMopera #ArtSavedMyLife

Our operations director Stacy Bannerman's "Conversion Experience" with The Canticle of the Black Madonna has been published on the LeftFace Military Spouse blog!
Link here: http://leftface.wordpress.com/
http://igg.me/at/CBMopera @CBMopera #ArtSavedMyLife

Here's a pictures of all the veterans at the South of Heaven wrap party last night.
03/31/2014

Here's a pictures of all the veterans at the South of Heaven wrap party last night.

AROS president at the South of Heaven wrap party.
03/31/2014

AROS president at the South of Heaven wrap party.

03/26/2014

Fourth day of shooting for Human the Movie. We are recording veteran stories and of course family is a big part of that.

03/25/2014

3rd day of shooting. It's been great. Great excuse to be around war buddies and hang out.

03/25/2014

It's been a great day filled with getting veteran's stories on film for Human - The Movie. AROS is completing the mission.

03/11/2014
Story Corps Interview

A Rock or Something Production founders audio recording for Story Corps. This was recorded last November and placed in the Library of Congress.

Recently Story Corps from NPR came to town and they set up a recording of me telling my story. Combat veteran Miah Washburn (currently a first sergeant getting ready to deploy for a 4th time) inter...

A Rock or Something Productions's cover photo
03/08/2014

A Rock or Something Productions's cover photo

Are you a veteran or the family member of a veteran who is interested in opera, being interviewed for an international f...
03/08/2014
A Rock or Something Projects for Spring and Summer

Are you a veteran or the family member of a veteran who is interested in opera, being interviewed for an international film, writing prose or poetry, painting, or writing, producing, directing, or acting in stage plays? Click below.

A Rock or Something has been quiet for a while on social media but we've been really hard to get veterans into the arts. Here is a list and short run down of our current projects: The Canticle of t...

Watch Todd Robinson on Grimm. Todd is a talented actor and veteran. He was a huge part of A Rock or Something's very fir...
01/19/2014
Grimm: The Good Soldier

Watch Todd Robinson on Grimm. Todd is a talented actor and veteran. He was a huge part of A Rock or Something's very first stage production The Quixote Club. He's also a great guy that deserves our support!

Full EpisodeNick and Hank investigate the vigilante murders of the members of a platoon of war veterans who were accused of atrocious crimes while serving overseas.« BackMore »

08/16/2013
IN THEATRE on PTP (S8 E2)

Part Time Playhouse +
A Rock or Something Productions =
In Theatre. Here are the next two plays. So awesome.

*WARNING! MATURE LANGUAGE AHEAD* These are the plays from August 4, 2013: (*Warning! Mature Language Ahead!*) ARTICLE 128 by Archie B. Washington THE JOB INT...

Two of these guys are vets, one is a Baldwin brother! On the set of the feature film South of Heaven. We have vets both ...
08/16/2013

Two of these guys are vets, one is a Baldwin brother! On the set of the feature film South of Heaven. We have vets both in front and behind the camera on this film, and we are getting attention. Look for invitations to the screening and premier coming soon.

The one-act summer series has started. If you missed it tonight don't worry. We will be doing another couple plays next ...
07/08/2013
In Theatre - A Rock or Something Production ONE ACTS

The one-act summer series has started. If you missed it tonight don't worry. We will be doing another couple plays next month and The Arete Myth will be playing next month at the theater in Common Grounds Coffeehouse on SE Hawthorne and 43rd - more details to follow!

We had an amazing time tonight with our One-acts. Our first production was amazing. It was live television so there were a few bugs here and there, but the acting was genuinely great for such power...

For those who have asked how they can donate to Dar Salam now, go to http://albertamainst.org/ There is a Dar Salam dona...
06/07/2013
Home

For those who have asked how they can donate to Dar Salam now, go to http://albertamainst.org/ There is a Dar Salam donate button on the site. AROS can't handle the donation money directly as we are a non-profit corporation, but we can direct people to this site as well as put on the reading event on the 15th of June. Please donate what you can, and definitely come to Dar Salam on the 15th for an amazing event!

Advances efforts to develop Alberta Street as a vibrant, creative & sustainable commercial district in Portland's NE quadrant.

06/05/2013
Fire burns Iraqi restaurant, war vets fundraise to help rebuild

Please watch and share this video. Lets all do what we can to help.

A popular Iraqi restaurant in Northeast Portland has shut down after a devastating fire. The kitchen at Dar Salam burned down Thursday night. The family who owns it is from Iraq.

Spread the post! We are on the move!!!!!
05/28/2013
South Of Heaven film noir

Spread the post! We are on the move!!!!!

Help American Military Veterans become skilled film crew and join cast of a film noir crime drama, combining Portland's film and military veteran communities.

A Rock or Something Productions Inc. is working with local film to get vets into movies!!! Please share this as much as ...
05/28/2013
South Of Heaven film noir

A Rock or Something Productions Inc. is working with local film to get vets into movies!!! Please share this as much as possible so we can get this in front of as many people as we can! This IS a fundraiser... please spread the post!

Help American Military Veterans become skilled film crew and join cast of a film noir crime drama, combining Portland's film and military veteran communities.

05/03/2013

As of today, A.R.O.S. is officially a non-profit corporation!!!!

03/03/2013
http://funds.gofundme.com/Widgetflex.swf

Hey everyone! A.R.O.S. is trying to raise money to help fund further works. Please share this link with your friends, on your page, on Twitter, or where you can to get the word out about this as well as getting A.R.O.S. out there a bit more. Any bit helps! Thanks!

AROS Vice President Sean Davis writes about PTSD
02/19/2013
A Few Words on PTSD

AROS Vice President Sean Davis writes about PTSD

I guess the most frustrating part of it all for me is not being able to get past it. I absolutely hate that a years worth of memories are dictating how I react to things for the rest of my life. I ...

Rough Men Stand Reading Reading Series 2
01/20/2013

Rough Men Stand Reading Reading Series 2

Rough Men Stand Reading Reading Series 2

Rough Men Readings Pics
01/20/2013

Rough Men Readings Pics

Rough Men Readings Pics
01/20/2013

Rough Men Readings Pics

Yet another place to see our upcoming events.
01/10/2013
A Rock or Something Events

Yet another place to see our upcoming events.

A Rock or Something has published an anthology of war stories written by combat veterans and those who love them. The anthology is called Rough Men Stand Ready. Buy your $10 copy by contacting Tomm...

11/30/2012

The Anthology is completed! Copies are available for purchase. For details or to order a copy contact Tommy Houston here on Facebook.

"Rough Men Stand Ready is an Anthology of short stories, poems and prose written by combat veterans /soldiers and their loved ones. These are not just "there I was" stories. It includes the funny, the profane and the emotional impact in their own words."

11/28/2012
Support All OurTroops

Blog from AROS co-founder Sean Davis

The messages from friends and family start every year on Veteran’s Day and continue into the new year. They thank me for my service and they are grateful for what I went through to help defend our ...

Front of the Anthology
11/19/2012

Front of the Anthology

Back of the anthology.
11/19/2012

Back of the anthology.

An amazing photo article. I can't say anything about it. My words won't do it justice.
09/26/2012
A Love Story In 22 Pictures

An amazing photo article. I can't say anything about it. My words won't do it justice.

Watch as this couple's life together unfolds...through thick and thin, in sickness and health, and from a war zone to home again.

An amazing photo article. I can't say anything about it. My words won't do it justice.
09/26/2012
A Love Story In 22 Pictures

An amazing photo article. I can't say anything about it. My words won't do it justice.

Watch as this couple's life together unfolds...through thick and thin, in sickness and health, and from a war zone to home again.

An amazing photo article. I can't say anything about it. My words won't do it justice.
09/26/2012
A Love Story In 22 Pictures

An amazing photo article. I can't say anything about it. My words won't do it justice.

Watch as this couple's life together unfolds...through thick and thin, in sickness and health, and from a war zone to home again.

Holy Sh*t. No war, no veteran should be forgotten. The trailer for this documentary is so powerful. The Korean War veter...
09/22/2012
Chosin

Holy Sh*t. No war, no veteran should be forgotten. The trailer for this documentary is so powerful. The Korean War veterans went through so much. I cannot imagine. A Rock or Something Productions is working toward our own documentary with Oregon veterans. This is amazing.

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08/31/2012

Commercial update: We have just up-loaded some pictures from our commercial shoot this Tuesday. Captions to be added soon. Enjoy!!!

Splat Action Paintball field commercial
08/31/2012

Splat Action Paintball field commercial

Splat Action Paintball field commercial

08/29/2012

It's wrapped! A.R.O.S. just completed filming of our first commercial! Thanks to Armondo Borboa and John Vida. And this AMAZING experience was possible because of all the kids, their incredible patience and ability to follow direction like PRO's, and the skills of Jeremiah Scott and Brian Thompson! What an awesome day!!!

Love the J Cheese
08/28/2012

Love the J Cheese

On location at the Splat Action Paintball commercial.
08/28/2012

On location at the Splat Action Paintball commercial.

The Anthology is heading in the right direction once again. Look for it before Thanksgiving.
08/28/2012
Writing

The Anthology is heading in the right direction once again. Look for it before Thanksgiving.

Rough Men Stand Ready: We had a small administrative problem that set us off schedule, but that is fixed and we are back on track. The first anthology had a few stories pulled and replaced in the ...

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