THEATER OF WAR: THE TECMESSA PROJECT
Join us for a dramatic theatrical reading of Sophocles’ Ajax, an ancient play about the visible and invisible wounds of war. The story centers on Tecmessa, wife of the warrior Ajax, and highlights the enduring impact of war on the home front.
Featuring a cast of acclaimed film and theater actors yet to be announced, this is a project of Theater of War Productions, which presents community-specific, theater-based projects that address pressing public health and social issues.A conversation about the challenges faced by military families will follow the performance.Presented in partnership with the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.
This is part of a six-event partnership between Theater of War Productions and The Greene Space at WNYC to present free monthly readings through June 2018 by notable actors. The performances will spark conversations around public health and social issues such as gun violence, war, mental health, incarceration, the failure of the legal system and substance abuse.
These projects are led by artistic director Bryan Doerries, now in his second year as New York City Public Artist in Residence with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans’ Services. During this two-year residency, he will bring more than 60 such productions to diverse communities across all five boroughs.