By Erik Shell | November 17, 2016

A crafty meretrix skillfully plies her trade as three men, one from the city, one from the country, and a mercenary soldier, compete to outdo each other with gifts. She gets what she wants, they not so much. Christopher Bungard will direct Plautus' Truculentus as the annual staged reading for the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance at this year's SCS meeting on Thursday, January 5th. Start the convention off right with a good old fashioned comedy. The show is free and open to the public.

The performance will be held at 8:00pm on January 5th in the Toronto Ballroom 1 at the Toronto Hilton. You can find more information about the SCS annual meeting here.


By Adam Blistein | May 19, 2016

One meretrix. Three lovers. Sassy cooks, grumpy slaves, and more. The Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance is looking for participants for our annual staged reading at the 2017 SCS Meeting in Toronto. This year we will be performing one of Plautus's favorites -- Truculentus. Is it love when an adulescens visits a meretrix or just business? Come help us share the skilled bamboozlement of three lovers by the crafty Phronesium. In addition to actors, we will also have need for a musician/musicians.

By Adam Blistein | March 28, 2016

Aquila/NYU is offering discounted tickets for Philoctetes, being presented in Brooklyn in April as part of its NEH veterans program. Tickets can be ordered here and $50 tickets can be purchased for $35 by entering the code SCS35. For group rates (10 or more) contact

By Adam Blistein | November 16, 2015

SCS Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance (CAMP)
Call for Director and Play at the 2018 Annual Meeting

The Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance invites expressions of interest in directing a performance piece (e.g., play, mime, pantomime, reading of Homer, Sappho, Plato, etc.) at the 2018 SCS meeting in Boston. Past scripts have included translations and adaptations of ancient Greek and Roman plays, as well as plays inspired by classical themes, figures and topics. Proposals for plays must be accompanied by a firm commitment by a director or a larger creative team who will assume full responsibility for production. Scripts must be complete by the time the statement of interest is submitted, and the proposer must have the legal right to perform the script.

By Adam Blistein | November 11, 2015

This performance, presented in collaboration with Glide Memorial Church (330 Ellis Street, across the street from the Hilton San Francisco Hotel) will take place during the evening of January 8, 2016.  The schedule for the event is


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