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.

Sponsored by the Center for Freedom & Western Civilization's Forum on Classical Studies, CORE 151, the Department of Classics, and the Department of Theater

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 4:30pm

Persson Hall Auditorium Dana Arts Center, Department of Theater, 13 Oak Drive


Academics, Arts and Humanities

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Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.



Theater Department, Center for Freedom and Western Civilization
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