Friday, August 12, 2011

The Classical Theater of Harlem Presents: Theater of War August 15 & 22 2011

From a media release:

Theater of War
Presented by The Classical Theatre of Harlem
August 15 & 22, 2011

Harlem, New York City - At 7 PM on August 15th and 22nd, The Classical Theatre of Harlem is partnering with Theater of War Productions to present free, public presentations of Theater of War.

Theater of War Productions, supported by a generous grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the USO, is partnering with prominent theaters across the United States to present Theater of War for mixed audiences comprised of military service men and women, and civilians.

Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays, Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes, as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the challenges faced by service men and women, veterans, their families, caregivers and communities.

Using Sophocles' plays to forge a common vocabulary for openly discussing the impact of war on individuals, families, and communities, these events will be aimed at generating compassion and understanding between diverse audiences.

Each performance is approximately 2 hours long.
• The readings from the plays are followed by comments from a panel that features a diverse group of military community members, as well as a town-hall style audience discussion.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion with panelists from the local military community.

Theater of War
@ The Audubon Ballroom - 3940 Broadway, between 165th & 166th
Translated, Directed & Facilitated by Bryan Doerries
Produced by Phyllis Kaufman

August 15 & 22, 2011 - 7pm
• Tickets are free but reservations are required.
• Tickets can be reserved through the Classical Theatre of Harlem by calling (347) 688-6304 or by emailing

Made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the USO.

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