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Theater of War


The Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour presents dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Ajax — an ancient Greek tragedy about the suicide of a great, respected warrior — to diverse military and civilian audiences in order to engage communities in powerful town hall discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. The presentations are intended to foster understanding and compassion, while mobilizing citizens and resources to help improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families and communities.

Outside the Wire, and its partners Massachusetts General Hospital Academy, National Council for Behavioral Health, and Points of Light, are the recent recipients of a generous two-year grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to present the Soldiers & Citizens Tour to National Guard and Reserve units and their communities across the United States and continue community engagement through a mobile app,, and live-streaming events via Google Hangouts on Air. includes national and regional resources for veterans and their communities, which we invite you to look at and share with others.

Theater of War believes in the power of storytelling to bring communities together and help others heal. Stories and images are shared on the Theater of War Platforms. We invite you to share stories on Storyline at

Please visit our Facebook page for upcoming performances, or click the Performances tab above. For press coverage of the Soldiers and Citizens Tour, please see our Press Highlights under the About tab above.

For more information about our partners, please visit:

Massachusetts General Hospital Academy The National Council for Behavioral Health Points of Light‘s Blueprint Communties

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