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This series of events is a collaboration with The On Being Project, accompanying the release of Bryan Doerries' translations of Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. We encourage our audience to attend all three events and engage in the story of an intergenerational curse passing through a single family, tracing an arc from early childhood trauma to familial and societal collapse.

The three projects that will compose the Oedipus Trilogy include: The Oedipus Project, The Oedipus at Colonus Project, and Antigone.

The Oedipus Project presents acclaimed actors performing scenes from Sophocles’ Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, constructive online conversations about the climate crisis and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on individuals, families, and communities.

The Oedipus at Colonus Project presents readings of scenes from Sophocles’ final play, Oedipus at Colonus, as catalyst for powerful, community-driven conversations about homelessness, the immigration and refugee crisis, and the challenges of eldercare during and after the pandemic.

The Antigone Project presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Sophocles’ Antigone as a catalyst for powerful, healing discussions about racialized violence, police brutality, systemic oppression, gender-based violence, health inequality, and social justice.

Cover designed by Isabel Urbina Peña

Oedipus Trilogy published by Vintage

Bryan Doerries' new translations of Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone, forthcoming from Vintage Books on October 26th.

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Praise for The Oedipus Trilogy

We were honored Oscar Isaac played Oedipus in the premiere of The Oedipus Project on May, 7, 2020.

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Praise for The Oedipus Trilogy

Elif Batuman wrote a profile on Theater of War Productions in the New Yorker: "Can Greek Tragedies Get Us Through The Pandemic?" centering most of the piece on The Oedipus Project.

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Praise for The Oedipus Trilogy

We are proud to collaborate with The On Being Project, a Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast, and Krista Tippet on this presentation of The Oedipus Trilogy. Bryan Doerries was featured on The On Being Podcast and Radio show, interviewed by Krista Tippett, in April of 2021.

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Praise for The Oedipus Trilogy

Peter Brook is a long time friend and mentor to Bryan Doerries. Recently, they had the pleasure of discussing Peter's enduring and illustrious career on The Brooklyn Rail's New Social Environment.

Oedipus Trilogy Cast

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    Moses Ingram

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  • Taylor Schilling Headshot

    Taylor Schilling

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    Jesse Eisenberg

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  • Amy Ryan Headshot

    Amy Ryan

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    Glenn Davis

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  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

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  • Bill Camp Headshot

    Bill Camp

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  • David Strathairn Headshot

    David Strathairn

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  • Frankie Faison Headshot

    Frankie Faison

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  • Kelly David Patrick Nyt

    David Patrick Kelly

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  • Jumaane Williams Headshot

    Jumaane Williams

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  • David Denman

    David Denman

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    Willie Woodmore

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  • David Zayas Headshot

    David Zayas

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  • Daphne Rubin Vega Headshot

    Daphne Rubin-Vega

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  • Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton

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  • Zach Grenier Headshot

    Zach Grenier

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    Nyasha Hatendi

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    Ato Blankson Wood

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