Theater Emory is partnering with Theater of War Productions to present a free public performance of “Theater of War” on March 26, 7 p.m. in Cannon Chapel on the Emory University campus.
â€œTheater of Warâ€ is an interactive program intended to increase awareness of post-deployment psychological health issues, disseminate information regarding available resources and foster greater family, community, and troop resilience. The presentation uses dramatic readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the challenges faced by service members, veterans and their families.
Panelists who will lead the discussion following the readings include:
Timothy (Tim) Puetz, PhD, MPHc
Tim Puetz separated from the US Army in 2010 after 8 years of service split between the Medical Service Corps and Infantry branches. He has consulted on Veteran’s Affairs research grants related to PTSD and mental health. He is currently a graduate student at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health.
Christiane (Christi) O’Hara, PhD
Christiane Oâ€™Hara, PhD is a clinical psychologist and the mother of an active duty soldier presently serving in Iraq. As Co-Chairmain for a local non-profit, The ArtReach Foundation: Project America, she serves our active duty military personnel, veterans, and families as a Trainer and Training Coordinator. She is also a Red Cross Consulting Psychologist with the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, and a USO Georgia volunteer at the Atlanta airport.
CSM Phillip Stringfield, USA NGGA HHC 560th BFSB
Command Sergeant Major Stringfield is the highest ranking active duty enlisted person with the Army National Guard’s 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade out of Ft. Gillem, GA.
Theater of War Productions, supported by a generous grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in collaboration with the United Service Organizations (USO), is partnering with ten prominent theaters and universities across the United States to present â€œTheater of Warâ€ for mixed audiences comprised of military service members and civilians.
The Emory presentation of â€œTheater of Warâ€ is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the USO, the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, the Emory Center for Ethics, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Creativity: Art & Innovation, and the Center for Creativity & Arts.