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The Nurse Antigone: Greater NYC Black Nurses Association


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Please RSVP through the link provided. The event Zoom link will be distributed via email, and available to registered attendees starting 2 days prior to the event.

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Thu, Apr 21.2022

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A groundbreaking project by and for nurses, The Nurse Antigone presents dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Antigone on Zoom—featuring professional actors and a chorus of frontline nurses—to help frame powerful, guided discussions about the unique challenges faced by nurses before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Antigone, an ancient play about a young woman who puts everything on the line to do what she believes is right, dramatizes the heavy cost of silencing and marginalizing caregivers, especially during times of crisis. By performing Sophocles’ play for diverse audiences, including nurses as well as concerned citizens, The Nurse Antigone aims to generate compassion, awareness, connection, and much-needed healing, while celebrating and advocating for nurses at this critical juncture in the history of their profession.

Co-presented by Theater of War Productions, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Resilient Nurses Initiative - Maryland.

Hosted by the Greater NYC Black Nurses Association.

Supported by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

Support for our digital programming is provided, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Nurse Antigone will take place on Zoom Webinar and can be accessed on personal devices. The event Zoom link will be distributed via email and available to registered attendees starting 2 days prior to the event.

This event will be captioned in English.

All of Theater of War Productions' events follow the same format:

  • The performers will read the text.
  • Community panelists will kick off the discussion with their gut responses to what resonated with them across time
  • We will open the discussion to the audience, facilitated by Bryan Doerries. During the discussion, please raise your hand using the button at the bottom center of the screen. If called upon, please accept the invitation to be promoted to speak and you will be visible and heard by the entire audience for the duration of your comments. If you would prefer not to be seen, please disable your video.

Cast Members

  • Tracie Thoms Headshot

    Tracie Thoms


  • Taylor Schilling Headshot

    Taylor Schilling

    Ismene & Eurydice

  • John Turturro Headshot

    John Turturro


  • Keith David Headshot

    Keith David


  • Ato Blankson Wood Headshot

    Ato Blankson Wood


  • Jumaane Williams Headshot

    Jumaane Williams

    Guard & Messenger

  • Craig Manbauman Headshot

    Craig Manbauman

    Nurse Chorus

  • Sandy Cayo Headshot

    Sandy Cayo

    Nurse Chorus

  • Elizabeth Hazlewood Headshot

    Elizabeth Hazlewood

    Nurse Chorus

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