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Theater of War

General Programming

dateNovember 6–7, 2019 location Miller Theatre, Columbia University
  • Humanities War and Peace Initiative
  • Office of the Core
  • School of General Studies
  • Registration required. See details.
  • Free and open to the public
  • First come, first seated

Theater of War Productions works with leading film, theater, and television actors to present dramatic readings of seminal plays—from classical Greek tragedies to modern and contemporary works—followed by town hall-style discussions designed to confront social issues by drawing out raw and personal reactions to themes highlighted in the plays. The guided discussions underscore how the plays resonate with contemporary audiences and invite audience members to share their perspectives and experiences, and, helping to break down stigmas, foster empathy, compassion, and a deeper understanding of complex issues.

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Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz, What About Bob?)
Glenn Davis (24, The Unit, Jericho)
David Zayas (Dexter, Oz, Gotham)

Theater of War Productions was co-founded in 2009 by Bryan Doerries and Phyllis Kaufman, who served as producing director from 2009 to 2016. Doerries currently serves as the company's artistic director. Since its founding in 2009, Theater of War Productions has facilitated events for more than 100,000 people, presenting over 20 tailored programs targeted to diverse communities across the globe.