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Theater of War for Frontline Health Workers

Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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UCSF Health and Stanford University School of Medicine present "Theater of War for Frontline Health Workers," a virtual performance by the international theater company, featuring acclaimed actors reading from ancient Greek plays as a way to spark constructive conversations.

This event is free and open up to the public to bring the broader community impacted by COVID-19 and concerned citizens into dialogue with frontline medical professionals.

This program features performances by Oscar-winnng actor Frances McDormand, Marjolaine Goldsmith, Frankie Faison, and David Strathairn who will read Sophocles’ “Philoctetes and Women of Trachis” to explore issues such as personal risk, death and dying, grief and helplessness.

The performance aims to help nurses, doctors, first responders, and other health care professionals, along with concerned citizens and those impacted by COVID-19, engage in healing, constructive discussions about the unique challenges and stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this production is to foster resilience, build community and spur positive action.

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The event Zoom link will be distributed and available to registered attendees starting 2 days prior to the event.

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