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Bryan Doerries


Founder at Theater of War Productions, LlC and Co-Founder of Outside the Wire

Bryan Doerries is a writer, director, and translator. A self-described evangelist for classical literature and its relevance to our lives today, Doerries uses age-old approaches to help individuals and com- munities heal from suff and loss. He is the founder of Theater of War, a project that presents read- ings 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 and Artistic
Director 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. His book, The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in September of 2015, along with a volume of his translations of ancient Greek tragedies, entitled All That You’ve Seen Here is God. His forthcoming graphic novel, The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan, an ad- aptation of Homer’s Odyssey as told by an infantry Marine to his squad, will be published by Pantheon in April of 2016. For more information about his work, please visit www.outsidethewirellc.com.