Marine Corps veteran who plays Kylo Ren in Star Wars seeks top military playwright

Anybody who has kept up with the latest Star Wars movies will know the name Adam Driver. He is the actor who plays Kylo Ren, the current dark-side-of-the-force bad guy in the latest installments of the series.

What many do not know is that Driver is a former Marine. He joined the service after the September 11 attacks, but was discharged a few years later for medical reasons. However, he still maintains connections to veterans organizations and is now seeking to help other veterans make the leap into the artistic world as reported by Stars and Stripes:

Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit organization of actor Adam Driver — who portrays archvillain Kylo Ren in the latest pair of “Star Wars” films — is putting up a $10,000 prize, known as the Bridge Award, for the best full-length play written by a current or former servicemember, with submissions due before March 1….

In addition to the $10,000 prize, the winner will be able to see their play performed by professional actors next fall, either in New York or on their military base if they are on active duty. The winner will also receive an award at the AITAF Broadway show in November.

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To learn more about the competition and how to enter, visit the organization’s website at:

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