How ancient Greek tragedies can teach very modern lessons

From Nine To Noon, 10:09 am on 9 December 2015

Brooklyn-based theatre director, Bryan Doerries, is the founder of the 'Theatre of War' project, and the 'Outside of the Wire' company which presents ancient Greek plays to returned soldiers, addicts, prison communities, and victims of natural disasters. He argues that the great tragedies of the Greeks can help a contemporary audience grapple with everything from the trauma of being in a conflict zone to end-of life care. The Theatre of War To date, over 60,000 service members, veterans, and their families have attended and participated in Theatre of War performances worldwide. Bryan Doerries latest book, is called 'The Theatre of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today'.