Center for Ancient Studies at New York UniversitY

Permanent company-in-residence at the Center since 1998, the Aquila Theatre Company is internationally known for its productions of classical drama. Each year Aquila presents productions at over 50 venues throughout the country.  In connection with some of these, the Center for Ancient Studies sponsors outreach events, such as panels at Lincoln Center on "War Poetry" (1999) and at the Folger Shakespeare Library on "Images of Caesar" (2000). A production of Homer's "Iliad: Book One" was presented as part of the Center's annual Lewent Conference on "Saving the City" in spring 2002. In spring 2004 Lewent Conference, "Performing Justice," was held in conjunction with Aquila's production of Aeschylus' Agamemnon, featuring Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich. Veteran's Day 2014, Aquila Theatre presented scenes from A Female Philoctetes as part of the Lewent Conference "WarStories: Ancient and Modern Narratives of War."