“RIVETING… asks hard questions about war, honor and paternal bonds.”
– Bliss Bowen, The Argonaut

“POIGNANT… COMPELLING… Bird’s story of two generations of military experiences is so different and moving that it FAR SURPASSES MOST SUCH WORKS OF ITS GENRE.”
– Douglas Messerli, U.S. Theater, Opera and Performance

“OUTSTANDING… evokes tears and goosebumps… truly fascinating.”
– Ingrid Wilmot, Will Call for Theater

From Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
“Thomas Bird’s ‘Bearing Witness’ a war story with heart
At Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, a Vietnam veteran tells of reconciling
with his World War II veteran dad, and the healing of
their traumas from battle and the Holocaust.”

Features & Interviews:

Go to page 2 of Beverly Press:


Here is an article on Tom and Bearing Witness in

Listen to Tim Thornton’s interview with Tom & Barbara on Military Exchange.
(Note – may not work with Chome.)combat_radio_network

Listen to Evan Dawson’s Veteran’s Day interview
with Tom Bird on WXXI’s Connections.

Listen to Bob Lonsberry’s interview with Tom on WHAM1180.
(Scroll down approximately 1/2-way to the 10am segment.
Interview begins at 16:00).