Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives
Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives: Poetry-Drama-Dialogue is a major national humanities program traveling to 100 public libraries and art centers across America focusing on inner-city, rural and underserved communities with a mission to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.
This extensive new program unites the assets of the Aquila Theater Company, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC), the American Philological Association (APA), the Center for Ancient Studies at New York University (NYU) and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC (CHS) and will make it's debut in Denver on Thursday, March 15.
These programs will explore significant humanities themes that investigate the connections between classical literature and contemporary America to examine the central place of the classics in our lives. There will be an additional focus on cross-cultural impact relating to the African-American, Asian-American and Latino experience and a special emphasis on veterans and their families.
The evening event is titled From Homer to Hip Hop and will include staged readings of key scenes from Homer’s Odyssey and Greek drama by Aquila Theatre followed by scholar moderated “town-hall” style discussions.
The Aquila Theatre Company has been touring productions of classical literature and related educational programs for eighteen years and presenting a regular season in New York for the past nine. Hope you can make it to either Aquila's Mask Workshop in the late afternoon or their evening program, From Homer to Hip Hop. Details here.