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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Outdoor Performance Of Sophocles' Ajax And Philoctetes Presented By Theater Of War In Honor Of Fleet Week Friday May 25 At Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park - A Catalyst For Town Hall Discussion About Challenges Faced By Veterans, Families & Communities Impacted By War And Violence

In honor of Fleet Week NYC, Theater of War Productions will be presenting a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes on Friday, May 25 at Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park starting at 5:30 PM.

According to a Theater of War spokesperson::

A special outdoor performance of Theater of War for Fleet Week at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island.

The performance will feature Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: SVU), Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), and Glenn Davis (24).

In attendance: uniformed service members from a local Marine unit and a National Guard unit, along with veterans from shelters and transitional housing throughout the city
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Theater of War is a free, interactive performance of scenes from Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient Greek plays, as a catalyst for town hall discussions led by community panelists about the challenges faced by veterans, families, and communities impacted by war and violence. This groundbreaking project is designed to promote understanding, compassion, and positive action.

FEATURING THE ACTORS: KATHRYN ERBE, GLENN DAVIS, and ZACH GRENIER.

TRANSLATED, DIRECTED & FACILITATED BY
BRYAN DOERRIES
PUBLIC ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (PAIR), CITY OF NEW YORK

The NYC Department of Veterans’ Services and Department of Cultural Affairs named Bryan Doerries Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as the city’s Newest Public Artist in Residence (PAIR). Over the next two years. Theater of War Productions will bring theater projects and community conversations that address critical public health and social issues to all five boroughs. All events are free and will take place in more than 60 venues across New York City. The project will combine theater and public forums that engage both veterans and civilians in community-specific performances that foster health and healing through open discussion and exchange. For more information, please visit:...




Tickets to this free event at FDR Four Freedoms Park are available here.

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