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GI-228366-15

Aquila Theatre Company Inc. (New York, NY 10003-6671)
Peter Meineck (Project Director: August 2014 to present)

The Warrior Chorus: A Humanities in Action Project

Implementation of a public discussion program featuring veterans engaging in staged readings of Greek drama, scholar-led discussion, and web dissemination of program content.

"The Warrior Chorus" is a new national humanities program that will train veterans to offer public programming based on classical literature and its connections to the experiences of people who have served in the military. "The Warrior Chorus" will train 100 veterans in 4 regional centers to present scholar-led public programming at 20 locations, and will participate in the innovative use of New Media, including a specially developed app, live-streamed events and social networking. "The Warrior Chorus" uses classical texts to inspire people to reflect on the connections between the works of the ancient Greeks and the issues they reflect in their own lives; it brings members of the public together with the American veteran community to experience live stagings, readings, workshops, lectures, and discussions; and it provides a rich contextual frame for ancient literature to inspire in-depth public discussions about war, comradeship, country, home and family, amongst other critical topics.

Project fields:
Classics

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$350,000 (approved)
$350,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2015 – 4/30/2017