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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