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Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (New York, NY 10003-6671)
Peter Meineck (Project Director: September 2015 to present)
Between Athens and Afghanistan: Ancient and Modern Expressions of War

Four veteran discussion groups and two large-scale public events focused on war-related themes in classical and contemporary literature and other art forms, to be conducted at locations in the greater New York City area.

Between Athens and Afghanistan – Ancient and Modern Expressions of War is a new program that will bring together veterans, scholars and public education staff to be trained to lead discussion and public programs that connect classic ancient Greek drama with ancient artworks and contemporary literature by American veterans. After an in-depth training program, discussion leaders will present four discussion programs in New York - at New York University, Columbia University, the Society for Artistic Veterans at the American Red Cross, and at The John Jay Homestead in Katonah, NY. The program will inspire people to reflect on the connections between the culture of the ancient Greeks and issues affecting the veteran community today; it will train scholars and veterans to lead the four discussion groups and other humanities public programming formats, and it will be anchored by two large public events at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Project fields:

Dialogues on the Experience of War

Education Programs

$98,512 (approved)
$98,512 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2016 – 4/30/2017