Artist to use theater to bring awareness to veterans' issues

A New York City public artist's work is aiming to bring awareness to veterans' issues.



Bryan Doerries was named the city's newest public artist-in-residence Wednesday. The two-year position will enable Doerries and actors he partners with to bring classic Greek tragedies to the masses.



The position is in partnership with the Department of Veterans' Services, aimed at highlighting the social issues veterans face.



Doerries says he finds methods of dealing with unhealed wounds in ancient works, something that veterans, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder, are all too familiar with.



His inaugural performance will take place on March 20 in Manhattan. More than 60 other subsequent showings are set to follow throughout all five New York City boroughs.


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