About the project
Euripides’ Medea timelessly depicts how scorned passion can lead to revenge, and sometimes even to unthinkable violence. This dynamic event features dramatic readings of scenes from Euripides’ Medea, followed by a lively, facilitated audience discussion about healthy relationships, under-discussed mental health issues, and the relevance of this ancient myth to our lives today.
About the play
Medea by Euripides
Medea timelessly depicts how scorned passion can lead to revenge, and sometimes even to unthinkable violence.
Theater of War Productions and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, in partnership with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, will present readings of scenes Peter Weiss' play The Investigation, a piece of documentary theater adapted from the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963-1965. Premiering in November, the project will center on guided discussions about mass murder and its lasting impact upon individuals, families, communities, and countries throughout the world. Performed by a diverse cast, including international performers from communities affected by genocide, The Investigation will seek to generate powerful dialogue across cultures and communities about the human capacity for evil, as well as the systems and hierarchies that create the conditions for unthinkable violence.
Natural DisasterBook of Job
Developed in collaboration with PopTech, The Book of Job was created to promote healing dialogue within the community of Joplin, which was devastated by a tornado in May 2011. The project has since been presented all over the country and the world, from New York City (Hurricane Sandy), to Pascagoula, MS (10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina), to Japan (Fukushima)
Addiction & Substance AbuseAddiction Performance Project
Designed to raise awareness about opiate addiction and alcohol abuse, the project is intended to promote dialogue about helping those who are struggling with addiction.