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Theater of war

A Dramatic Reading of Scenes from
Sophocles’ AJAX: The Female Warrior Program
Directed by Tara Mallen

Facilitated by Willa Taylor
Translated by Bryan Doerries
Produced by Phyllis Kaufman


Rivendell Theatre Ensemble is partnering with Theater of War Productions, Goodman Theatre, and The National Veterans Art Museum to present two FREE, public presentations of Theater of War.


January 18, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
The Goodman Theatre
170 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL
For Reservations call: (312) 443-3800 or visit


January 25, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
The National Veterans Art Museum
1801 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL
For Reservations call: (773) 334-7728 or visit


Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays, Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, their families, caregivers and communities.


The readings from the plays are followed by comments from a panel that features a diverse group of military community members, as well as a town-hall style audience discussion. Each performance is approximately 2 hours long.

For more information about Theater of War, visit: and Contact us at:


Mierka Girten

Keith Kupferer

Elizabeth Laidlaw

Kathy Logelin

Guy Massey

Mark Montgomery

Rebecca Spence

Made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the USO.

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