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The Theater of War Productions, invites UMSON faculty to the March 17 launch of The Nurse Antigone, a groundbreaking new project by and for nurses that presents dramatic readings of Sophocles’ Antigone on Zoom—featuring professional actors and a chorus of frontline nurses—to help frame powerful, guided discussions about the unique challenges faced by nurses before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Antigone, an ancient play about a young woman who puts everything on the line to do what she believes is right, dramatizes the heavy cost of silencing and marginalizing caregivers, especially during times of crisis. By performing Sophocles’ play for diverse audiences, including nurses as well as concerned citizens, The Nurse Antigone aims to generate compassion, awareness, connection, and much-needed healing, while celebrating and advocating for nurses at this critical juncture in the history of their profession.  

The Nurse Antigone is co-presented by Theater of War Productions, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Resilient Nurses Initiative - Maryland; and is supported by a generous grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

Over the next year, The Nurse Antigone will be presented twelve times, in partnership with local and national nursing organizations, medical facilities, and schools of nursing throughout the country and the world, fostering dialogue and a renewed sense of community between nurses, while engaging the general public in crucial conversations about the future of nursing. 

To register for the launch of The Nurse Antigone on March 17, from 5 - 7 p.m, please visit,


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