Over the past ten years, Theater of War Productions has established a roster of over 20 projects, each providing a nuanced approach to pressing public health and social justice issues.
Antigone in Ferguson
Dramatic Reading of Antigone, by Sophocles
Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries
Music Composed By Phil Woodmore
Antigone in Ferguson is a groundbreaking project that fuses dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles’ Antigone with live choral music performed by a diverse choir, including police officers, activists, youth, teachers, and concerned citizens from St. Louis, Missouri and New York City, culminating in powerful, healing discussions about race and social justice. Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO, and premiered at Normandy High School, Michael Brown’s alma mater, in September of 2016.