Wednesday on the NewsHour: Using Drama to Understand and Heal the Wounds of War

BY Arts Desk  February 3, 2010 at 4:37 PM EDT

A dramatic performance project called ‘Theater of War’ uses ancient Greek tragedies for a very special goal: To link ancient and modern warriors in an understanding of war’s pain and mental agony.

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown talks to the artists, mental health professionals and soldiers who have been involved and who see the healing potential of theater for soldiers and veterans returning from combat:

Watch an extended interview with Bryan Doerries, writer, director and creator of “Theater of War”:

More extended interviews after the jump…

Watch an extended interview with Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, a psychiatrist who heads a mental health program for the Department of Defense:

Watch an extended interview with Tamara Tunie and Bill Camp, actors who perform in “Theater of War”:

Watch an extended interview with Sgt. John Eubanks & Sgt. Major Ronald Green:

You can also watch a clip from ‘Theater of War’ here.