Bryan Doerries

Johanna Lawshea

Bryan Doerries is a writer, director, translator, and the founder of “Theater of War,” a project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays to service members, veterans, caregivers, and families to help them initiate conversations about the visible and invisible wounds of war. He is also the co-founder of Outside the Wire, a social impact company that uses theater and a variety of other media to address pressing public health and social issues, such as combat-related psychological injury, end-of-life care, prison reform, domestic violence, political violence, recovery from natural and man-made disasters, and the destigmatization of addiction. A self-described evangelist for classical literature and its relevance to our lives today, Doerries uses age-old approaches to help individuals and communities heal from suffering and loss. His forthcoming book, The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in September, along with a volume of his translations of ancient Greek tragedies, entitled All That You’ve Seen Here is God.