Bryan Doerries

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Bryan Doerries is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and translator. A self-described evangelist for classical literature and its relevance to our lives today, 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. He is also the 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. Doerries is the author of The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach us Today, All That You’ve Seen Here is God: New Versions of Four Greek Tragedies, and The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan, an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey as told by an infantry Marine to his squad. Doerries lectures on his work at cultural venues throughout the world and in recent years has taught courses at Princeton University, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and the Bard Prison Initiative. For more information on his work, please visit: www.outsidethewirellc.com.
  • Session Leader PopTech 2011
  • Fellow PopTech 2011
  • Fellow 2012 Social Innovation Fellows
  • Fellow PopTech 2012
  • Speaker PopTech 2016
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Meet the 2012 Social Innovation Fellows: Bryan Doerries

Meet the 2012 Social Innovation Fellows: Bryan Doerries

Bryan Doerries is the founder of Theater of War, a project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays to service members, veterans, caregivers and families to help them start talking about the challenges faced by military communities today.

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Announcing the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2012

Announcing the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2012

PopTech is delighted to announce the Social Innovation Fellows Class of 2012!The members of this year’s class are addressing major global challenges by connecting health workers, bringing clean water to children, building farmers’ incomes, using unmanned aerial vehicles for remote deliveries of medical supplies, fighting for Internet privacy, and much more. Read more »

This week in PopTech: Sounds of science and extinction

This week in PopTech: Sounds of science and extinction

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

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This week in PopTech: Stories of health, language and living

This week in PopTech: Stories of health, language and living

There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.

PopTech 2009 speaker Luis von Ahn invented ReCaptcha, a program that uses squiggly characters that humans easily decipher but blocks spambots – and helped digitize millions Read more »

Veterans Day highlight: Bryan Doerries' Theater of War

In honor of Veterans Day, we wanted to share with you a talk given by PopTech Social Innovation Fellow Bryan Doerries about his project, the Theater of War.

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PopTech 2011 blog recap: Part 2

PopTech 2011 blog recap: Part 2

We thought we’d offer a two-part recap with highlights from what we covered as the conference was taking place, drawing your attention to some of our favorite pieces on the blog.Read more »

Bryan Doerries conducts the Theater of War

Bryan Doerries conducts the Theater of War

Put war veterans, civilians, actors and a 2,000+ year-old play together in the same room and some powerful things happen. Bryan DoerriesTheater of War project does just that.

For an hour or so yesterday, PopTech attendees were transported to ancient Greece, where a wounded solidier is almost, but not quite, mortally injured in a cave where he has languished

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