Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO. Antigone in Ferguson fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of Sophocles' Antigone with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions about racialized violence, structural oppression, misogyny, gender violence, and social justice.
This special event is presented as part of "The Virtual Experience" 6th Annual Michael Brown Memorial Weekend in honor of the life of Michael Brown Jr., and will foreground the perspective of families who have lost their loved ones to police brutality and community violence.
Featuring performances by Oscar Isaac, Tracie Thoms, Ato Blankson Wood, Willie Woodmore, Marjolaine Goldsmith, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, De-Rance Blaylock, and Duane Martin Foster and the Antigone in Ferguson Choir.
Translated, directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries.
Music composed and conducted by Dr. Philip Woodmore.
Co-facilitated by De-Andrea Blaylock Johnson.
Please note that this event is scheduled as part of The 6th Annual Michael Brown Memorial Weekend based in Ferguson, MO.
Please register for this free Zoom event. Registered audience members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.