The Greek Play Project NY is an important platform that promotes Greek Theater in the United States and introduces the work of contemporary Greek playwrights to a broader American audience since 2018. Modern Greek dramaturgy has a powerful voice that needs to be heard outside the borders of our country and we strongly believe that Greek Play Project New York contributes to this effort.
This year our program includes a series of readings of contemporary Greek plays by women playwrights (Women’s voice in Greek Theater), live and recorded Greek plays, and a series of lectures about the Greek theater. All the plays and lectures will be presented in english or with english subtitles.
The production is a collaboration of Eclipses Group Theater New York, a nonprofit organization that serves as a cultural bridge between Greece and the United States (www.egtny.com), and The Greek Play Project, an important platform, cataloguing modern Greek plays and promoting Greek playwrights, (www.greek-theatre.gr) founded by Dr. Irene Mountraki, dramaturg, Head of the International Relations Department of the National Theater of Greece.
Production Team: Irene Moundraki, Ioanna Katsarou, Maria Karananou, Demetri Bonaros, Aggeliki Poulou, Alexandra Skendrou
Greek Play Project New York 2021 – Volume 3
June 25-27, 2021
Live performance- June 25-27
In Chorus by Dimitris Dimitriadis, directed by Ioanna Katsarou, original music by Kamala Sankaram. World premiere in New York (June 25 & 27 at Astoria Park, June 26 at 31st avenue & 34th street, as part of NYC open streets. For reservations: email@example.com or call 718-581-6285).
Virtual events available online on June 26 & 27, 2021
You can watch all the events for free at: www.greek-theatre.gr
The links for the online events will be available on Friday June 25 and only for the weekend June 26 & 27.
Readings- Women’s voice in Greek Theater
Helen or Soula by Despina Kalaitzidou - A woman’s monologue performed by Amanda Bee.
Splinters by Nina Rapi – directed by Adam Martin, produced by Team, Cast: Ella Rivers, Chrysi Sylaidi, Hebert Benjamin, Damien Boykin.
Passage by Delina Vasiliadi - Directed by Miriam Mikiel Grill. Cast: John D. Haggerty, Manoli Ioannidis.
Digital performance Ensemble
Medea Redux written and directed by Helen E. Richardson. Production by Walk On Air.
Online Greek plays filmed live on stage with English subtitles.
Deep red sky by Loula Anagnostaki, directed by Manos Karatzogiannis and performed by Nena Menti
For Helen written and directed by Manos Karatzogiannis and performed by Maria Kitsou
A dog’s diary. Direction, dramaturgy, music, original text, narration, songwriting: Violet Louise, In mother’s role: Aglaia Pappas
Anti gone2 by Tatou Dede. Conception/Direction: Tatou Dede, Written by / dramaturge: Anastasia Tzellou, Performers : Rodia Vomvolou (actress), Alexandra Rogovska (dancer)
Narcissus and Echo, a digital opera by Medea Electronique. Produced by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (First presentation 19th April 2018, Borderline Festival).
Εxiled constellations by Giannis Panagοpoulos.
Lectures about Modern Greek Theater
Dimitris Bampilis, Georgina Kakoudaki, Menelaos Karantzas,Irene Moundraki, Leonidas Papadopoulos, Savvas Patsalidis, Aggeliki Poulou, Ioanna Valsamidou