The Need to Know: A Veteran's Journey from Fear to Freedom is the LA Weekly Award-winning coming of age story written and performed by April Fitzsimmons. A former Air Force intelligence analyst and "irresistible presence" (Los Angeles Times), she brings audiences along on her personal, 20-year, all-American journey from warrior to peace activist. Joining the military at age 17, the young recruit believes that serving her country will make a difference in the world; instead, she discovers lies and deception. Traveling from a Montana jail, into the United States Air Force, through the halls of the National Security Agency and down to the beach with the Arlington West Memorial, hers is an unforgettable transformation. Directed by Steven Anderson.