Theater of War Productions Presents: End of Life

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Date(s) - 10/28/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan



Join the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Theater of War for its production of End of Life, an innovative project that presents dramatic readings of excerpts of two ancient Greek plays, Sophocles’ Philoctetes and Women of Trachis. Featuring actors Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Oz, What About Bob?), Frankie Faison (Coming to America, Hannibal, The Wire), and Josh Hamilton (13 Reasons Why, Eighth Grade, Madam Secretary), it serves as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the ethics and emotions surrounding end of life care. This interactive event is intended to promote healthy discussion within diverse communities, fostering compassion, cooperation, awareness, and understanding with regard to the management of chronic suffering and the mortality we all share.

Moderated by Bryan Doerries, Theater of War Productions Artistic Director and Public Artist in Residence for the City of New York, a joint appointment with the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services and the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Cosponsored by What Matters: Caring Conversations About End of Life. Part of Reimagine End of Lifea citywide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, the weeklong event sets out to spark dialogue, break down taboos, and bring diverse communities together around one universal topic.

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