Theater of War Productions presents Theater of War For Frontline Health Workers virtually on Thursday, May 27, 9-11pm (Eastern Time). This production is an innovative project that presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from ancient Greek plays to help nurses, doctors, first responders, and other health care professionals, along with concerned citizens and those impacted by COVID-19, engage in healing, constructive discussions about the unique challenges and stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will use Sophocles' Philoctetes and Women of Trachis to create a vocabulary for discussing themes such as personal risk, death/dying, grief, deviation from standards of care, abandonment, helplessness, and complex ethical decisions, the project aims to foster connection, community, moral resilience, and positive action.
This event is hosted by UCSF Health, and Stanford School of Medicine: Medical Humanities and the Arts Program (Medicine & the Muse). Theater of War Productions is proud to open this event up to public, to bring the broader community impacted by COVID-19 and concerned citizens into dialogue with frontline medical professionals.
Featuring performances by Frances McDormand, Marjolaine Goldsmith, Frankie Faison, and David Strathairn.
Translated, and directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries
The event Zoom link will be distributed and available to registered attendees starting 2 days prior to the event.
All of Theater of War Productions' events follow the same format:
The actors will read the play.
Four community panelists will kick off the discussion with their gut responses to what resonated with them across time
The discussion will be open to the audience, facilitated by Bryan Doerries. During the discussion, please raise your hand using the button at the bottom center of the screen. If called upon, you will be promoted to speak and you will be visible and heard by the entire audience for the duration of your comments. If you would prefer not to be seen, please disable your video when entering the event.
Register here to reserve your spot.
New York, NY
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