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The Suppliants Project

Dramatic Reading of The Suppliants, by Aeschylus

Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries

The Suppliants Project is an innovative new project, developed by Theater of War Productions, that will present dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from Aeschylus’ play The Suppliants—an ancient tragedy about fifty female refugees who seek asylum in the ancient city of Argos, and the struggle within that city about whether to receive them—as a catalyst for powerful, candid discussions about human trafficking, immigration, and current refugee crisis.

About the play

  • The Suppliants by Aeschylus

    In Aeschylus’ ancient play The Suppliants, fifty women who are fleeing forced marriages travel from Egypt to Argos in order to ask King Pelasgus for asylum. At first, Pelasgus refuses to help them, but the Argive people rally behind the women and convince their king to allow the refugees to remain under the city’s protection. When a large group of Egyptian men arrive in Argos, demanding their women back, King Pelasgus threatens them and summons his army to drive them away. The play ends with the women retreating to safety and finding asylum within the walls of Argos.

The Suppliants Project Heighlights

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The Suppliants Project

The Suppliants Project Premiere

Valencia College, Orlando, FL / 2019

Souraya Ghalayini serves on the panel along side Liliana Alvarez, Sam Montione, and Jacqueline Miszuk at the premiere of The Suppliants Project.

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The Suppliants Project

The Suppliants Project Premiere

Valencia College, Orlando, FL / 2019

Liliana Alvarez serves on the panel of The Suppliants Project.

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The Suppliants Project

The Suppliants Project Premiere

Valencia College, Orlando, FL / 2019

Obi Abili performs in The Suppliants Project premiere

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