Re:Staging the Greeks

Re:Staging the Greeks, a collaboration between the Theater Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Program in Hellenic Studies, will begin with this acting/directing workshop investigating how to stage ancient Greek plays on the contemporary stage. On Tuesdays, we will study some of the plays, the contexts in which they were first performed, and approaches taken by theater directors over the last few decades. On Fridays, we’ll be on our feet, exploring the play’s performative possibilities for ourselves. During the spring break, registered students will take a required study trip to Athens.

Reading/Writing assignments:
This is largely a performance workshop, but students will also write two short essays (5-6 pp.) on related issues. Students are expected to read 50 to 100 pages per week of selected reading.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
THR 201, 205, 301, 311, or 317 OR significant theatrical experience. Enrollment by application and audition – sign up here.





Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:20 pm
Fridays, 12:30 - 4:20 pm


Bryan Doerries