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The Crowd At Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza During The Drum Major Instinct

Theater of War Productions works with leading film, theater, and television actors to present dramatic readings of seminal plays—from classical Greek tragedies to modern and contemporary works—followed by town hall-style discussions designed to confront social issues by drawing out raw and personal reactions to themes highlighted in the plays. The guided discussions underscore how the plays resonate with contemporary audiences and invite audience members to share their perspectives and experiences, and, helping to break down stigmas, foster empathy, compassion, and a deeper understanding of complex issues.

In an effort to reach communities directly, Theater of War Productions partners with a range of organizations and government agencies including the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, United Services Organization, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Department of Veterans Services. Additionally, the company also works with universities, museums, theaters, veterans’ organizations and advocacy groups, homeless shelters, prisons, hospitals, mental health facilities, and activist groups. Notable artists who have performed with Theater of War Productions include Blythe Danner, Adam Driver, Jesse Eisenberg, Paul Giamatti, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alfred Molina, Frances McDormand, Samira Wiley, Jeffrey Wright, and others.

Theater of War Productions was co-founded in 2009 by Bryan Doerries and Phyllis Kaufman, who served as producing director from 2009 to 2016. Doerries currently serves as the company's artistic director.

Since its founding in 2009, Theater of War Productions has facilitated events for more than 100,000 people, presenting over 20 tailored programs targeted to diverse communities across the globe.

Core Team

  • Bryan Doerries

    Bryan Doerries

    Artistic Director; Public Artist in Residence, City of New York

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  • Marjolaine Goldsmiths Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

    Company Manager

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  • Lisa Feder Feitel

    Lisa Feder-Feitel

    Audience Curator

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  • Phil Woodmore

    Phil Woodmore

    Composer and Conductor

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  • Teese Gohl Headshot

    Teese Gohl

    Music Consultant

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  • Dominic Dupont Facilitates At Hercules In Red Hook

    Dominic Dupont

    Facilitator and Community Liaison

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  • De Andrea Blaylock Johnson Co Facilitates The Drum Major Instinct

    De-Andrea Blaylock-Johnson


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