Theater of War

September 12 - October 10, 2011

On September 12th and October 10, Actors Theatre of Louisville is partnering with Theater of War Productions to present two free, public presentations of Theater of War.

Theater of War Productions, supported by a generous grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the USO, is partnering with prominent theaters across the United States to present Theater of War for mixed audiences comprised of military service men and women, and civilians. 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 men and women, veterans, their families, caregivers and communities. Using Sophocles’ plays to forge a common vocabulary for openly discussing the impact of war on individuals, families, and communities, these events will be aimed at generating compassion and understanding between diverse audiences. Each performance is approximately 2 hours long. 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.

The presentation will be followed by a discussion with panelists from the local military community.

Directed and facilitated by KJ Sanchez

Translated by Bryan Doerries

Produced by Phyllis Kaufman

Ticket information

Tickets are free but reservations are required. Tickets can be reserved through the Box Office at 584-1205.

You can learn more about Theater of War by visiting

These performances of Theater of War are made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the USO.

For Accessibility information, call the Box Office at 502-584-1205 or email

Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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