February 26-March 2 and April 16-19, 2013
Public Lecture Dates and Times
On February 27 at 11:30-12:30 (Watson Forum) and on April 18 at 6:30pm (Prindle) - Campus Presentations/Readings by Sean Graney
On March 2 at 4:15pm (Prindle) and on April 19 at 4:15pm (Kerr Theater), Sean Graney is facilitating public staged readings of the play-in-progress.
Sean Graney, Chicago Playwright and Director, will discuss his current work with DePauw students, which is to develop an original script of seven ancient Greek plays which address the Trojan War. We intend to create a micro-society, where we can discuss ethical issues raised in the play; which, because of the script’s length, spans a wide spectrum of human ethical issues. These topics include, but are not limited to, the role of leadership, the value of life, respect for the dead, the nature of war, and responsibility to family.
Sean Graney is the Founding Director of The Hypocrites, a company where he was the Artistic Director for 14 years. He has written and adapted several plays, most recently Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, an adaptation of all seven surviving texts of Sophocles, which had successful runs in both NY and Chicago.
Sean Graney is a Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar at the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, with additional support from the Amy Broddock Fund, the Kairos Fund, the Grannon Fund, and from the Departments of Classical Studies, English, and Communication and Theatre.