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GG-278279-21

Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (New York, NY 10003-6671)
Peter Meineck (Project Director: September 2020 to present)
Warrior Chorus: American Democracy

Public programs led by veterans and scholars based on classical Greek and American historical texts to address the meaning of democracy.

The Warrior Chorus: American Democracy – is a major national humanities program about the meaning of democracy by the men and women we asked to fight for it. It will present a public engagement series led by veterans and scholars based around classical Greek and American historical texts to address the meaning of democracy. American Democracy will train veterans and scholars in three regional centers to lead, staged readings, audience discussion, participatory workshops and public talks in 23 locations throughout America, connected with Aquila Theatre’s staging of Paul Woodruff’s translation of Sophocles’ Antigone. This will be coupled with a dynamic use of social media and a specially developed app. American Democracy uses classic texts to inspire people from all backgrounds to reflect on the connections between the works of the ancient Greeks and the issues they reflect in their own lives.

Project fields:
African American History; Classics; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Discussions

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$399,980 (approved)
$399,980 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2021 – 6/30/2023