Above photo: Wuthering Heights. Photo by Richard Termine.

The National Endowment for the Humanities announces $22.8 Million in Awards and offers for 232 Humanities Projects. 

The National Endowment for the Humanities awards Aquila Theatre $350,000 in support of Warrior Chorus.  

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NPR "Veterans 'Philoctetes' Puts a Modern Spin on Ancient Greek Play."

A Female Philoctetes. © 2014 Richard Termine.

"An ancient Greek play about the wounds of war is getting a new angle in A Female Philoctetes - a production made up of mostly Iraq and Afghanistan veterans."

Listen to the story here on NPR's "All Things Considered."

The Diane Rehm SHow "A Conversation with the new Chairman of The National Endowment for the Humanities."

Listen to Chairman Adams discuss the impact of the ancient Greeks and Aquila Theatre's "WarStories," presented November 11th, 2014, Veteran's Day, at New York University's Hemmerdinger Hall, on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show here.

Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Aquila Theatre's A Female Philoctetes and You|Stories is featured in Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities March/April 2015 Volume 36, No. 2.

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Backstage Names Aquila Theatre Touring COmpany Making a Difference.

Backstage names Aquila Theatre one of twelve touring theater companies making a difference in the United States with its annual national tour, continuing to bring the greatest works to the greatest number.

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DC METRO THEATRE ARTS NAMES AQUILA THEATRE'S 2013/2014 PRODUCTION OF RAY BRADBURY'S FAHRENHEIT 451 ONE OF THE BEST PLAYS IN PROFESSIONAL THEATRE.

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...Congratulations to Aquila Theatre for the highly entertaining, innovative, and energizing spectacle, and for reminding us of a power and universal message worth remembering: life can be turned into an emotional hell when status and wealth are favored over true love, and revenge is chosen over forgiveness.” (Aquila Theatre’s Wuthering Heights)
— Eliza Anna Falk DC Metro Theatre Arts

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...this particular blocking suggests something deeper, more mysterious than an artists and his muse: the father-daughter relationship.” (Aquila Theatre’s The Tempest)
— Eric Minton Shakespearances.com
...a classically trained, modernly hip troupe...
— The New York Times
The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.
— The New Yorker
An extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit.
— The New York Times
Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.
— The New Yorker
Professional theater companies that focus almost exclusively on classical Greek drama are rare, and there are few among them that can mount productions with the iconoclastic and high-voltage energy of the Aquila Theatre Company and still win praise from critics and scholars alike.
— The New York Times
The Aquila Theatre brings intelligence and laser-sharp line reading to this eminently enjoyable modern-dress take on Shakespeare’s comedy.
— The LA Times Critics Choice
...making Shakespeare relevant and accessible to today’s audiences.
— The Bermuda Sun
Takes the classics off their pedestals and presents them as live action, flesh and blood adventures.
— Dramatics Magazine
...one of the most inventive and daring theater companies in the country.
— The Lincoln Journal Star
Aquila ‘changes the perceptions of classical drama by freeing the spirit of the original text’ for modern audiences.
— Times Daily