Theater of War Productions Presents: “Sudden Death by Illness, Injury, or Choice: Modern Tragedies, Ancient Verse”

Attend a unique event that will promote a robust discussion across diverse communities, fostering compassion and awareness around end-of-life and the abrupt losses of patients, family members, or colleagues.

The School of Medicine is partnering with Theater of War Productions and Jewish Family and Children’s Services in an upcoming presentation of their event “Sudden Death, by illness, injury , or choice: Modern tragedies, ancient verse”.  Directed by Bryan Doerries, the event includes accomplished actors such as Frances McDormand, David Strathairn and Marjolaine Goldsmith.


About Theater of War: Theater of War is an innovative public health project that presents dramatic readings of ancient Greek plays in professional settings to open powerful dialogue about difficult subjects and to promote health-seeking behavior. By presenting scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax – a 2,500 year old play about the suicide of a great, respected warrior – Theater of War aims to create a safe place for open, candid dialogue and reflection about the unique challenges and stressors faced by healthcare trainees and professionals, as well as the lasting impact of sudden death.

Participants at the event will embark on an inspiring journey with the actors as they engage healthcare providers and students in an exploration of ancient perspectives on tragedy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Cole Hall, UCSF School of Medicine, 513 Parnassus Cole Hall, UCSF School of Medicine, 513 Parnassus

Event Type

Special Event


School of Medicine


Students, Postdocs, Staff, Local Community, Alumni, Patients




Contact Info

Aenor Sawyer:


Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.