Title

Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

About the Speaker

Bryan Doerries, Cofounder and Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, translator, and a self-described evangelist for classical literature and its relevance to our lives today. Doerries uses age-old approaches to help individuals and communities heal from trauma and loss. For the past ten years, Bryan Doerries has been directing readings of ancient plays featuring renowned actors in unlikely places—such as military bases, prisons, housing projects, and homeless shelters—as a catalyst for transformative, healing dialogue about the impact of violence and war upon individuals, families, and communities.

Location

Byron L. Walter Theatre, Abbott Pennings Hall of Fine Arts

Start Date

2018 7:00 PM

Description

Bryan Doerries's lecture: 'Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today" describes his work bringing Greek tragedies to war-weary U.S. Marines, to neighborhoods ravaged by gun violence and crime, and to cities that have been visited by civil unrest after police violence, such as Ferguson, Missouri. By describing his work and the reactions of audience members across the world, Doerries will argue that suffering and healing are part of a timeless process in which dialogue and empathy are inextricably linked.

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Jan 1st, 7:00 PM

Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

Byron L. Walter Theatre, Abbott Pennings Hall of Fine Arts

Bryan Doerries's lecture: 'Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today" describes his work bringing Greek tragedies to war-weary U.S. Marines, to neighborhoods ravaged by gun violence and crime, and to cities that have been visited by civil unrest after police violence, such as Ferguson, Missouri. By describing his work and the reactions of audience members across the world, Doerries will argue that suffering and healing are part of a timeless process in which dialogue and empathy are inextricably linked.