The New York City Department of Veterans’ Services and Department of Cultural Affairs named Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, as their Public Artist in Residence (PAIR).
Doerries was selected for his work as founder of Theater of War Productions, which presents programs that address the enduring impact of war as well as broader community issues such as: domestic violence, addiction, and sexual assault. Doerries has written eloquently about his experiences and the project in his book The Theater of War. His translations of Greek tragedies which he uses in his productions are also collected in All That You’ve Seen Here Is God.
“Theater of War’s singular approach to addressing social issues through performance will bring classical Greek plays to life for a modern, diverse audience of communities,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The two-year residency will combine theater and public forums that engage veterans and civilians in community-specific performances to foster health and healing through open discussion. The free events will take place in over 60 venues across all five boroughs.
Further details on the residency and announcements of upcoming events will be found at: https://www.theaterofwar.nyc/