April 12, 2024

Theater of War: A Dramatic Reading With Frances McDormand and David Strathairn


The OPC is co-hosting a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax with actors Frances McDormand and David Strathairn.

Journalists who cover conflict often carry lingering effects of the suffering they witness. Theater of War has presented hundreds of readings of ancient Greek war plays in military communities as a catalyst for facilitated audience discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. This special presentation for journalists, and their family and friends, will be aimed at generating crucial dialogue about the unique challenges faced by those report on war, conflict, and other types of trauma throughout the world.  

The reading is translated, directed and facilitated by Bryan Doerries and produced by Phyllis Kaufman. 

The event is co-hosted by the OPC, the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. 

Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve seats, email TOWforJournalists@gmail.com

This event was not recorded.