Theater of War
Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for guided discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. Using Sophocles’ plays to forge a common vocabulary for openly discussing the impact of war on individuals, families, and communities, these events are aimed at generating compassion and understanding between diverse audiences. Each performance is followed by community panelist remarks and a facilitated town hall discussion.
The Theater of War performance at Williams will feature the Emmy Award-winning actor Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards, The Wire) and Marjolaine Goldsmith (Compromise, AfterWords) in a reading of scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax, an ancient play about the suicide of a great and respected warrior.
For more information, you can read the New Yorker piece, Sept 12, 2016.
Sponsored by the Classics Department, the Gaudino Fund, the World War II Memorial Lecture Fund, Comparative Literature, English, Theatre, Philosophy and the Lecture Committee.