Bryan Doerries

A self-described evangelist for classical literature and its relevance to life today, Bryan Doerries uses age-old approaches to help individuals and communities heal from trauma and loss. He is 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. A writer, director and translator, Doerries is 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. The company performed Women of Trachis at Chautauqua Institution in collaboration with the Institute of Medicine in 2013. Doerries is the author of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today and All That You’ve Seen Here is God, a volume of his translations of ancient Greek tragedies. His forthcoming graphic novel, The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan, an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey as told by an infantry Marine to his squad, will be published in April 2016.Doerries is a graduate of Kenyon College.