The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today
Bryan Doerries is a writer, director, and translator. He is the founder of Theater of War, a project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays to service members, veterans, and their families to help them initiate conversations about the visible and invisible wounds of war.
He is also cofounder of Theater of War, a social-impact company that uses theater and a variety of other media to address pressing public health and social issues, such as combat-related psychological injury, end-of-life care, prison reform, domestic violence, political violence, recovery from natural and man-made disasters, and addiction. 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 after suffering and loss. He is the author of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today, All That You’ve Seen Here is God, a volume of his translations of ancient Greek tragedies, and The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan, a graphic novel.
Wednesday, November 20 at 4:30pm
Persson Hall Auditorium Dana Arts Center, Department of Theater, 13 Oak Drive