Open to Public / Oedipus Trilogy
Don’t miss an unforgettable conversation between two social activists whose pens have proven mightier than swords. As a translator of ancient texts, and artistic director of Theater of War Productions, New York-based Bryan Doerries routinely brings catharsis to the traumatized by framing dramatic readings and facilitating discussions on pressing issues of public health and social justice. In live conversation with the inimitable Margaret Atwood, Doerries will discuss his latest book: a fresh translation of Sophocle’s three Theban plays, titled The Oedipus Trilogy. You’ll discover why these classic Greek tragedies still resonate, and learn why this ancient technology of storytelling is so vital today.
Caregiving & DeathKing Lear Project
The King Lear Project presents streamlined readings of scenes from Shakespeare’s King Lear to engage diverse audiences—including older adults, caregivers, and family members—in open, healing, constructive, discussions about the challenges of aging, dementia, and caring for friends and loved ones.
Political ViolenceActs of Violence
Acts of Violence presents scenes from Seneca's Thyestes, a Roman tragedy that was written during the gruesome reign of Nero, as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the impact of political violence upon individuals, families, caregivers, health and human rights advocates, communities, and nations.
Racialized Police ViolenceAntigone in Ferguson
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 activists, youth, teachers, police officers, and concerned citizens from St. Louis, Missouri and New York City, culminating in powerful, healing discussions about racialized violence, police brutality, systemic oppression, gender-based violence, health inequality, 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.