Saturday, May 23, 2009
IMTA alum Katie Holmes will be one of many stars performing at the U. S. Capitol on Sunday. She will be performing at the 20th anniversary National Memorial Day Concert which will air on PBS and be broadcast from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol! According to US Today: "She plays the sister of an Iraq war veteran, Jose Pequeno, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in combat. Pequeno, his sister, Elizabeth, and his mother, Nellie Bagley, will be in the audience. Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna co-host. 'It's important to tell these stories and honor the sacrifice and service of these men and women and their families,' says Holmes, who has never worked with the armed forces community before. 'It's a real gift to be able to portray an American of such strength. I'm excited. I want to do justice to her story.' She'll get help re-enacting a veteran's family from an acting veteran, Dianne Wiest, who tapped her to participate in the concert and with whom she co-starred in the Broadway production of All My Sons."
Katie competed at IMTA twice, in 1993 and 1995. She returned a couple of years later to present awards at IMTA and debuted the first fifteen minutes of the pilot episode of Dawson's Creek which made her famous! Katie is currently in pre- production on Don't be Afraid of the Dark. She recently wrapped the film The Extra Man.
Don't miss Katie in this wonderful National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday!
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