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- October 22, 2021

From theater to naval aviation — and back again

Palo Alto's Loree Draude pens a book, then a play, about her experiences in the military and beyond

by Karla Kane

Palo Alto author Loree Draude grew up loving theater, and even considered going into acting professionally. In college, however, her life took a different flight path when she unexpectedly fell in love with aviation. And after a career as a jet pilot with the U.S. Navy, she's now come full circle. Her autobiographical one-woman play, "I Feel the Need" — based on her first book she penned in 2000 — will be performed in New York City in November as part of United Solo Theatre Festival.

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Email Contributing Writer Karla Kane at [email protected]