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Πάρε με στο τηλέφωνο

  • Published on: 30/11/2020

Αντίο Βαγγέλη...

  • Published on: 10/11/2020

Faust Culture.

  • Published on: 13/10/2020

The countdown has begun at www.livefromepidaurus.gr

  • Published on: 22/07/2020

Aeschylus’ The Persians, the first performance of an ancient drama at Epidaurus in the post-Covid era, premieres on Friday, 24 July 2020. The production, helmed by the Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Greece, Dimitris Lignadis, will be live-streamed worldwide, with the exception of Greece, on Saturday 25 July, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, as part of this year's Athens and Epidaurus Festival. In this way, anyone who is unable to travel to Greece because of the pandemic will have the opportunity to see the play performed live in the most beautiful theatre in the world, in the country where western drama was born. ...

63ο Φεστιβάλ Φιλίππων

  • Published on: 10/07/2020

Paris Tacopoulos

  • Published on: 05/05/2020

BLINK του Φιλ Πόρτερ

  • Published on: 07/01/2020

18-19.9 - Ancient Drama & The Political Performance-Philosophy-Political Theory

  • Published on: 16/09/2019

  18-19 September 2019 Ancient Drama & The Political Performance-Philosophy-Political Theory   Michael Cacoyannis Foundation & University of Bonn (Forum Internationale Wissenschaft)       Wednesday, September, 18th 2019   Curated by the University of Bonn (Forum Internationale Wissenschaft)   Grand Narratives and the Embodiment of the Public Sphere     15.00 – 15.30   Subscriptions   15.30-15. ...

World Theatre Day

  • Published on: 21/03/2019

Before my awakening to the theatre, my teachers were already there. They had built their houses and their poetic approach on the remains of their own lives. Many of them are unknown, or are scarcely remembered: they worked from silence, in the humility of their rehearsal rooms and in their spectator-packed theatres and, slowly, after years of work and extraordinary achievement, they gradually slid away from these places and disappeared. ...

Analogio 2005-2017. Dramatic and Stage Writing in Greece. 31.1.2018

  • Published on: 28/01/2019

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Epidaurus Festival 2019: The programme

  • Published on: 23/10/2018

International Residency for Emerging Playwrights: 2019 Focus Europe

  • Published on: 22/10/2018

In 1989 the Royal Court Theatre created a pioneering International Residency, inviting emerging playwrights from around the world to spend time at the theatre developing a new play. Many playwrights who have taken part in the Residency over the past thirty years have gone on to have their work produced in their home countries and work by Residency playwrights has become a key strand of the repertoire of the Royal Court. The Residency has introduced the Royal Court to writers from every continent and has often been a starting point for wider relationships with more playwrights in their countries. ...

Prometheia Medea Electronique & Cie Sébastien Perrault

  • Published on: 19/09/2018

To kill the death: Have we succeeded to convert the longevity supplement in a lifetime supplement? Franck Damour, Heureux les mortels, car ils sont vivants     Medea Electronique art collective continues her research into myth, trying to explore the boundaries of technology and to create a new type of drama: The Poetics of the Digital Era Can technology be poetic? Prometheus is now free and wandering. The gods have died. Having given the fire-technology to humans, he stands to observe them: with the fire they try to live well, to move beyond. They feel omnipotent. They are players and play-things, the game of the world continues. ...

THE GREEK PLAY PROJECT NEW YORK May 5 – 6, 2018

  • Published on: 02/05/2018

Four contemporary Greek playwrights, four Greek plays in English translation presented in New York for the first time.   Eclipses Group Theater New York (EGTNY) presents The Greek Play Project New York, a weekend of staged readings of contemporary Greek plays at New York University. This is an important initiative for the promotion of modern Greek dramaturgy, in collaboration with The Greek Play Project (www.greek-theatre.gr). Four plays by contemporary Greek playwrights will be presented in the United States for the first time, in English, featuring American and Greek-American actors. ...

Athens & Epidaurus Festival invited to the 36th Fajr International Theatre Festival in Iran

  • Published on: 23/01/2018

Vangelis Theodoropoulos, Artistic Director of Athens & Epidaurus Festival, and Georgina Kakoudaki, Head of Epidaurus Lyceum and Artistic Co-curator of Athens & Epidaurus Festival for Educational Programmes have been officially invited to attend the Fajr International Theatre Festival to be held in Tehran, Iran, from 18 to 29 January 2018.   The Fajr International Theatre Festival aims to foster dialogue between the arts scene in Iran and countries outside of Asia and the Middle East. ...

Theatre for children by Sokolis Editions

  • Published on: 22/10/2017

Europe Theatre Prize in Rome.

  • Published on: 17/10/2017

From the 12th to the 17th December Rome will host the XVI edition of the Europe Theatre Prize and the XIV edition of the Europe Prize Theatrical Realities. This is an unconventional occasion to meet and get to know the awarded artists, to attend their pieces and performances, and to take part to follow-up gatherings dealing with their approach to theatre. Contributing to the realisation of the event is the Theatre of Rome. The Prize forms part of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome and the G7 as a special project of the Minister of Culture, also by the will of the President of the Italian Republic. ...

Loula Anagnostaki

  • Published on: 09/10/2017

Analogio Festival 2017

  • Published on: 09/09/2017

New drama. Greek plays.  Exploring the latest writings for the stage.   From Saturday 16/9 until Sunday 24/9/2017 At Theatro Technis (14 Frinichou str., Plaka)   Under the auspices of Ministry of Culture and Sports     ANALOGIO FESTIVAL, member of EFA/EFFE (European Festivals Association/ Europe for Festivals- Festivals for Europe),is coming back to the Theatre Technis, at the stage of Frinichou in Plaka, from 16th to 24th of September 2017. Devoted to its audience, the Festival is presenting a multidimensional programme, while focusing on new artistic creativity and targeting to the feature of greek dramaturgy, theatre, and latest cultural creativity. ...

National Playwrights Awards 2016

  • Published on: 15/07/2017

13th International Festival of Making Theater July 3rd - 8th, 2017

  • Published on: 16/06/2017

The 13th International Festival of Making Theater, will be held in Athens, Greece, July 3rd-8th 2017 During five days of creative interaction, Theater Makers from different parts of the world will have the opportunity to share and get acquainted with new working methods and ideas, regarding the following three sectors: Acting, Movement and Voice. English will be the official language of the festival. For the previous festivals' teachers' and participants' comments press here Especially for this year Theater of Changes will host the following workshops: Milka Panayotova, Bulgaria - Italy "Transforming movement, from spaces to places"   Suzy De Vore, Florida U.S.A. ...

Thom Pain του Will Eno στο ΙΜΚ

  • Published on: 15/06/2017

Greek Plays at Bucharest

  • Published on: 03/06/2017

Juliet in Paris

  • Published on: 11/05/2017

2ο Reborn in Athens

  • Published on: 04/05/2017

7 χρόνια φαγούρα – Ο έρωτας στον καιρό των μνημονίων στην Πειραματική Σκηνή (-1)

  • Published on: 12/04/2017

Η Πειραματική σκηνή του Εθνικού Θεάτρου, προγραμματίζει για τις 20-30 Απριλίου το θεματικό φεστιβάλ:'7 χρόνια φαγούρα – Ο έρωτας στον καιρό των μνημονίων. ...

World Theatre Day Message 2017 by Isabelle Huppert

  • Published on: 27/03/2017

So, here we are once more. Gathered again in Spring, 55 years since our inaugural meeting, to celebrate World Theatre Day. Just one day, 24 hours, is dedicated to celebrating theatre around the world. And here we are in Paris, the premier city in the world for attracting international theatre groups, to venerate the art of theatre. ...

Duet yourself festival

  • Published on: 26/03/2017

«Anti gone» της Τατού Δέδε για 4 μόνο παραστάσεις (16-19/2/2017) στο θέατρο Αμαλία

  • Published on: 28/01/2017

  Η performance «Anti gone» ξεκίνησε το δημιουργικό της ταξίδι, στο φεστιβάλ “playground of ideas “Schmiede” στο Hallein της Αυστρίας τον Σεπτέμβρη του 2014. ...

About Spyros Evangelatos...

  • Published on: 24/01/2017

7th International Cultural and Creative Economy and Development

  • Published on: 24/11/2016

The Arts Council of Greece – ACG in collaboration with the International Independent Arts Council - IARC, organizes for the seventh consecutive year the two-day conference entitled: 7th INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT Topics: Models of Cultural and Creative Economy, Employment and Development The Conference The conference will be held at the Auditorium of the Museum of Acropolis. The conference is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016, from 10:00 to 14:00. The admission is free with required registration in advance. ...

Onassis Cultural Center New York Announces Antigone Now

  • Published on: 07/10/2016

Four-Day Free Festival Will Explore Contemporary Interpretations of the Story of Antigone Participants to include, Céline Cousteau, Bryan Doerries, Jaha Dukureh, Mona Eltahawy, Anya Kamenetz, Maria Papadimitriou, Gloria Reuben, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Carrie Mae Weems, Samira Wiley and Lee Woodruff. Onassis Festival NY to Launch #iSTANDfor, a Global Digital Campaign New York, NY (August 25, 2016) – The Onassis Cultural Center New York launches its fall season with the second annual Onassis Festival of Arts and Ideas. Antigone Now will be presented October 13-16 at the Onassis Cultural Center New York, in the Olympic Tower in mid-town Manhattan. ...

Mistero Buffo with Panos Vlahos in New York

  • Published on: 04/10/2016

Acclaimed Greek actor Panos Vlahos will perform once again a new adaptation of Dario Fo’s Mistero Buffo in New York City. The performance will be held in UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 PM This is the second realization of Mistero Buffo by Panos Vlahos and Lyto Triantafyllidou. After a successful run at the Balcony Theater in May 2016, the Guilare returns on stage and invites the audience to challenge the puritanical stereotypes of religion traditions with laughter and gives a human dimension to the concept of miracles. ...

Nefele "Up with Arts"

  • Published on: 30/09/2016

CARAVAN NEXT

  • Published on: 22/09/2016

ANALOGIO THEATER FESTIVAL

  • Published on: 21/09/2016

Electra at Villanova Theatre in USA

  • Published on: 21/09/2016

A feast for Shakespeare

  • Published on: 17/09/2016

Bellelen by Dimitris Finitsis in Irland

  • Published on: 25/04/2016

World Theatre Day Message 2016 by Anatoli Vassiliev

  • Published on: 26/03/2016

Do we need theatre? That is the question thousands of professionals disappointed in theatre and millions of people who are tired of it are asking themselves. What do we need it for? In those years when the scene is so insignificant in comparison with the city squares and state lands, where the authentic tragedies of real life are being played. What is it to us? Gold-plated galleries and balconies in the theatre halls, velvet armchairs, dirty stage wings, well-polished actors' voices, - or vice versa, something that might look apparently different: black boxes, stained with mud and blood, with a bunch of rabid naked bodies inside. ...

Athens Spring

  • Published on: 05/02/2016

Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics

  • Published on: 04/02/2016

We are happy to announce the creation of the Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics (HEL.AS.Th.PA.Cr). Follows the critic's announcement:  Our initiative is the direct result of the need we feel to a) safeguard, at a time of great difficulties, the terrain of independent thinking, of fertile and interventionist critical discourse, and b) to promote the dialogue and the substantial exchange of ideas and viewpoints among colleagues and artists in Greece and abroad. Among our goals, as they are elaborated in the Association’s charter, we could briefly mention: 1. ...

Theatre and City

  • Published on: 22/01/2016

Call for submissions - PIIGS 2016

  • Published on: 24/12/2015

Greek Plays on stage

  • Published on: 01/11/2015

Maria's Efstathiadi Privatopia in New York

  • Published on: 26/10/2015

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), an emerging destination for international work-work that reflects the issues confronting its uniquely diverse Queens location-is pleased to present the world premiere of Privatopia, written by acclaimed Greek playwright Maria Efstathiadi and directed by Handan Ozbilgin,LPAC'S Assistant Artistic Director. Privatopia sheds light on the increasing fear of "otherness" rampant in modern societies. A mixed cast of immigrants and refugees, including five LaGuardia Community College students, will perform the work, which mark's the playwright's U.S. debut, November 5 - 14. Performances of Privatopia will take place November 5-14 (see above schedule). ...

Municipal Theatre of Piraeus

  • Published on: 21/10/2015

The Pre-Last of the Monikins, a play by Paris Takopoulos at Larissa

  • Published on: 18/10/2015

The Pre-Last of the Monikins, a play by Paris Takopoulos, will be performed by the Aigina Nursery Garden Theatre in Larissa, on the 30th and the 31st of October. The play is a monologue with no apparent beginning or ending and the performance is directed by Nikos Kalamos. The performance will be presented as part of the 2015 Autumn Theatrical meetings organized by the Theatre of Thessaly and the municipality of Larissa. The author, Paris Takopoulos, will also participate in this new version of the play. ...

I Want a Country

  • Published on: 07/10/2015

A crowd of young people climb up on stage, each with the same imperative demand: “I want a country.” Trapped in the malaise of crisis, the youth of Greece lay out a manifesto of yearning for their homeland. Scattered phrases from everyday life plot the map of our national dream. Absent the devices of scene and plot, without conventional dialogue and characters, Andreas Flourakis’ new work calls into question theatrical form as he attempts dramatically to bridge the gap between having and wanting a country.

Critical Stages: The theatre's magazine

  • Published on: 12/09/2015

Prima Donna with Rufus Wainwright, Odeon of Herodes Atticus

  • Published on: 11/09/2015

Rufus Wainwright, the famous American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer returns to the Athens Festival, this time at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and promises us a magical evening under the Acropolis on September 15. Co-performing the Athens State Orchestra under the direction of George Petrou. The first part of this very special show comprises of film, photography, opera as well as live performance. Wainwright presents a "visualized" version of his first opera Prima Donna, six years after its world premiere at the Manchester International Festival, with the help of two great artists: the visual artist - filmmaker Francesco Vezzoli and the renowned photographerCindy Sherman. ...

Discovering New Playwrights in Catalunya

  • Published on: 03/09/2015

The Teatre Nacional de Catalunya’s commitment to contemporary creators is renewed this season by developing the project that began last year to discover and support new playwrights. They have created a Reading Board and they have a reception mailbox for anyone who wishes to send them their plays. They are looking for any type of play that can... - Reflect our time. - Reflect on our society. - Innovate and explore literary or theatrical languages. If you have a play, they offer you the opportunity to have it staged. ...

International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino, XII Edition 2015

  • Published on: 02/09/2015

As part of its framework of activities, the Italian Center of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture has announced its upcoming participation in the 12th edition of the International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino, an annual competition that takes place every March in Trieste. The competition is organized by the Poetry and Solidarity cultural association in cooperation with the Collegio del Mondo Unito dell’ Adriatico in Duino, with the support of UNESCO, as well as the support of Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e Tasso del Castello di Duino, the municipalities of Duino, Muggia and Trieste, the district of Friuli Venezia Giulia and other public bodies. ...

Orestes by Euripides directed by Simos Kakalas at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

  • Published on: 25/08/2015

“Attic drama, a child of democracy, became complete through public discourse and the renegotiation of the myth. Tragedy has also been an educational tool,” observes Simos Kakalas. “What’s happening with tragedy today, given that it is cut off from these parameters?” A director who has won respect through his devotion to the manual aspect of theatre, Simos Kakalas is staging Orestes in two versions, one for a closed space and one for an open-air one. The first version (for a limited number of performances in Thessaloniki) will pave the way for the performances at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. ...

Silk Road by China Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Published on: 18/08/2015

Athens and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus will be the next station of China Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Silk Road” tour. On Wednesday, August 19th, the internationally renowned orchestra under the direction of conductor and artistic director Long Yu, promises us a magical night by performing the notorious "Polovtsian Dances" from Alexander Borodin’s opera “Prince Igor”, He Zhanhao’s and Chen Gang’s “Violin Concerto” and the famous Symphony No.9 from the "New World" by Antonin Dvorak. The China Philharmonic Orchestra is widely recognized by music lovers both in China as well as abroad. ...

Playwriting studio 2015- Readings

  • Published on: 18/06/2015

Following the end of the three month playwriting studio and the evaluation process of the plays submitted by the participants, the National Theatre presents the three one act plays that stood out, in the form of dramatic readings, on Saturday June 20th, at 11:30, at the Nikos Kourkoulos stage. ...

D. Dimitriadis’ work; Exploring the possibility of the unexpected, by D. Kondylaki

  • Published on: 17/06/2015

  Theatre theorist, translator and director Dimitra Kondylaki, signs the first monograph on the work of Dimitris Dimitriadis, entitled “The theatrical aspect of Dimitris Dimitriadis; Exploring the possibility of the unexpected”. The monograph is part of an essay series (Theatre: Art-Society-Politics) by Nefeli publications. Following a twenty year long course of creative interactions, this volume constitutes an attempt to approach author Dimitris Dimitriadis as a dramaturg. It provides a theoretical framework of his vital relationship with theatre which, in certain areas, has yet to be explored. ...

PRAXIS IN OXFORD PRESENTS “THE BUILDING” BY PENY FYLAKTAKI

  • Published on: 08/06/2015

The Building, a modern Greek play by Peny Fylaktaki, will run at the Michael Pilch Studio of Balliol College between 11th and 13th June, with a matinée on the Saturday. Performed in Greek with English surtitles, the play will be directed by Anastasia Revi. “It’s the first time I’ve ever spoken about this. The truth is, it’s the first time I’ve spoken at all, uttered a word, with a human voice. Because it’s generally accepted that buildings cannot speak.” Written in 2011, this is a story of a building which narrates its turbulent life from the first day people raised it onto its feet until today. ...

An evening dedicated to Modern Greek dramaturgy by Sokolis Publications

  • Published on: 19/05/2015

  An evening dedicated to celebrate some of the recent works of Modern Greek dramaturgy is scheduled to take place on May 28th at 20:30, organized by Sokolis Publications. The event will take place at the atrium of the Arsakeion Megaro at the centre of Athens. ...

Modern Greek language workshop; Learning Greek through contemporary Greek artistic creations

  • Published on: 12/05/2015

Since 2000, Phonie Graphie, the historical association involved with the promotion of Modern Greek language to French speakers, a benchmark for philhellene French and Greek people living in Paris, has organized workshops that aim to promote the learning of Modern Greek language through the use of various genres, including Greek poetry, theatre and shadow theatre. One of these workshops is what brought together a group of thirty French people who speak Greek, who, in a span of ten days, worked with contemporary Greek works of art. The coordinator as well as initiator of the workshop is professor Nikos Graikos. ...

Atelier Théâtral Grec celebrates its 30-year presence

  • Published on: 21/04/2015

The Atelier Théâtral Grec in Brussels celebrates its 30 years with a festive weekend that will take place from 1-3 May. In 1984, Greek officials of several community institutions in Brussels founded a theatre group, motivated by their love for theatre, but also from a need to establish a more direct social relationship between them. Although Greek officials coming from European institutions mainly compose most of the group, group participation is open to anyone interested. After all, the group has no statute, no elected or appointed bodies of any kind and no economic, political or other dependency. ...

Playwriting contest – Writing an original play

  • Published on: 03/04/2015

The GPP (Greek Play Project), in cooperation with BlackBox, are proud to launch "Write your myth", a playwriting contest where participants are asked to submit an original theatrical play. The contest is another initiative for the support and promotion of Modern Greek dramaturgy. It should be mentioned that the play that will receive 1st prize, will be performed on stage. The plays submitted should be written originally in Greek and must address the topic of the renegotiation of the ancient Greek myth in relation to modern man and society. ...

Sakis Serefas wins the Greek State prize for Children’s Literature

  • Published on: 03/04/2015

On the road again, Sakis Serefas’ eighth children’s book, that was published by Metaixmio publishing house in illustrations by Vasilis Papatsarouhas, won the 1st prize at the Greek State Awards for Children’s Literature, as announced by the Department of Arts, Books & Digital Content, by the Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs. As announced by the award committee: “The author, using narrative techniques and modes such as humor, surrealistic representations of things and intertextuality, tells influential life stories at various points in the narrative and in an effort to promote creative reading and actively engaging the reader in the process. ...

Cake by Vangelis Ηatziyannidis at the International Adana Theatre Festival in Turkey

  • Published on: 01/04/2015

Cake, a play by Vangelis Ηatziyannidis, will represent the National theatre of Greece at the 17th International Adana Theatre Festival in Turkey. The play has been successfully performed at the “Nikos Kourkoulos” Stage for two consecutive theatrical seasons. This year, apart from the participation of Turkish theatrical productions, the festival has invited various troupes from the USA, China, Portugal, France and Ukraine while various workshops are scheduled to take place during the festival. The play is inspired by an everyday occurrence; the baking of a cake, a gesture to welcome home the super’s daughter who is coming back from abroad. ...

The Building by Penny Fylaktaki

  • Published on: 31/03/2015

On Thursday, March 12th at 20:00, Digamma publications proudly invite you to a book presentation; The Building, a book by Penny Fylaktaki will be presented at Café Floral at Exarchia. Several artists are scheduled to appear and participate in the discussion, including translator Dimitris Psaras, the director Alexandros Sotiriou, the author Yannis Antamis, the editor of Digamma publications and the author of the book herself. Excerpts from the play will be read by various actors such as: Dimitris Sakatzis, Alexandros Kaltzidis, Periklis Stavrou, Theodosis Fylaktos and Dimitris Koustolidis. ...

World Theater Day 2015

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

The true masters of the theater are most easily found far from the stage. And they generally have no interest in theater as a machine for replicating conventions and reproducing clichés. They search out the pulsing source, the living currents that tend to bypass performance halls and the throngs of people bent on copying some world or another. We copy instead of create worlds that are focused or even reliant on debate with an audience, on emotions that swell below the surface. And actually there is nothing that can reveal hidden passions better than the theater. Most often I turn to prose for guidance. ...

Dynamic presence of modern Greek dramaturgy at the Athens & Epidaurus festival 2015

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

The programme of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2015 was recently announced by its artistic director Yorgos Loukos during a press conference that was held at the Benaki Museum.  It is a programme that combines various Greek productions, music, dancing while at the same time theatre assumes a central position, with 30 theatrical productions in Athens and 9 in Epidaurus. ...

Between the seas Festival - New York: Submissions

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

The 5th edition of the New York Mediterranean festival “Between the Seas” is planned to take place from 7-13 September 2015 in Manhattan’s Wild project theatre. The submission of proposals has already started and those interested can submit their proposal until January 15th in any of the three categories of the festival. The three categories include young artists/new works, a category for new artists and performances, the main program and new plays. ...

VYRSODEPSEIO Dramaturgy Workshop for Playwrights

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

Inspired by a practice already applied in various theatres in Europe, Vyrsodepseio’s Dramaturgy Workshop gives the chance to various playwrights to re-read and revisit their plays anew, under the guidance of dramatists and directors. This 3month workshop includes the critical analysis of the selected plays as well as the possibility of a new dramatic elaboration and presentation of them. The plays submitted can either be recently completed or still in progress yet in their final stage. ...

Wolfgang by Yiannis Mavritsakis premieres in Paris

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

Wolfgang, a play by Yannis Mavritsakis will premiere in Paris under the collaboration of the theatrical groups “Marcel Proust” and “RL”. The play was translated by Dimitra Kondylaki and is directed by Laurence Cambet. The “Marcel Proust” theatrical group was formed following a series of acting workshops, including the director of the play as well as renowned French director Rene Lyon, who has previously worked with Yannis Kokkos in the directing of Orestias. The “RL” theatrical group is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the municipality of Ile de France. The play is based on the life of Natasha Kampush, who experienced an unusual form of thralldom. ...

Theatre Writing Workshop by Karolos Koun Art Theatre

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

The workshop is led by Andreas Flourakis, Marianna Kalbari and Platon Mavromoustakos. The workshop is addressed to anyone interested in practicing theatre writing through a multidimensional approach of the theatrical text and with the assistance and guidance of its three leaders: playwright Andreas Flourakis, director and executive of the Art Theatre Marianna Calbari, academic and head of the department of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens, Platon Mavromoustakos. It should be noted that selected material from the workshop will be presented at the Art Theatre. ...

Modern Greek playwrights. Tragic mirrors, modern myths (Anthology)

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

With the initiative of the French Institute of Athens, under the programme “Greece France Alliance 2014” and the collaboration of Maison Antoine Vitez, the anthology Modern Greek playwrights about Modern Greek dramaturgy was published in June 2014. The anthology is edited by translator Myrto Gondicas and consists of extracts and summaries of various plays by 25 Greek playwrights and is accompanied with bibliographical references and instructions as well as elements concerning the distribution of the plays. ...

Chevalier des Arts et Lettres Efstathiadi, Chatzopoulos, Stefanakis

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

The French State honors the Greek playwrights Maria Efstathiadi, Thanasis Chatzopoulos and Dimitris Stefanakis with the French medal of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 30 September at 19:30, at the courtyard of the French Institute of Athens. The medals will be bestowed by Olivier Descotes, Counselor of Cooperation and Cultural Action of the French Embassy and Director of the French Institute in Greece. The Order of Arts and Letters rewards those who are distinguished for their creations in the artistic or literary world, as well as for their contribution to the promotions of literature and arts in France as well as worldwide. 

Eurodram; For the promotion of Greek drama in Germany;

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

Eurodram is a European theatre translation network created in order to aid the promotion and spreading of dramaturgy and its subsequent translations in European, Mediterranean and Central Asia languages. Its purpose is to promote works that haven’t been published and make them known to professionals and audiences as well. The network consists of 40 reading groups, depending on the language of the theatrical text. Eurodram consists of more than 300 members and is divided in language committees. Each committee is responsible of choosing 3 plays every year and for promoting them within and outside the boundaries of the network. ...

Greek Play Festival at Angelon Vima

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

A festival dedicated to Greek theatre and Greek plays will take place at the Aggelon Vima theatre from October 2014 until June 2015. The festival will feature six productions of modern Greek plays that will be presented throughout the ongoing theatrical season within the NOIR thematic of the Aggelon Vima theatre. The festival entitled “Six crimes in search of a writer” will be under the artistic direction of playwright Lea Vitali. Based on Karolos Koun’s reasoning (Greek theatre cannot exist without Greek plays), one of the aspirations of the festival is to federate Greek playwrights and get the audiences acquainted with modern Greek drama. ...

Dimitris Spathis has passed away (1925-2014)

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

Emeritus professor of the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens, Dimitris Spathis was an extremely influential figure in the field of Greek theatre studies, one of the pioneer researchers of Greek theatre with rich scientific work and, in many different ways, an educator for many new theatrologists. Throughout his long career and journey that started from Cairo, where he was born, to a Civil war Greece, to Tashkent and Moscow, and again back to Greece and later in Paris, he presented a vast and significant number of scientific works and studies. ...

Write to play; Playwriting Studio by the National Theatre of Greece

  • Published on: 27/03/2015

Aiming for the development of Greek dramaturgy and the emergence of a new generation of playwrights, the National Greek Theatre in partnership with the artistic director Sotiris Hatzakis, organize a one-act theatre playwriting workshop. The playwriting studio is addressed to anyone wishing to acquire or expand their knowledge on the art of playwriting with the aid of established playwrights and people involved with theatre. ...

Presentation of the book “Neighing” by Marios Pontikas

  • Published on: 10/03/2015

Monday, February 9th at Attis Theatre   Along with a theatre friendly book series, Mov Skiouros publications inaugurate their publishing activities with Marios Pontikas’s Neighing.  The publication is bilingual and was translated in English by Penny Fylaktaki. The introduction was written by Kaiti Diamantakou-Agathou, assistant professor in the department of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens while the addendum was written by Vayos Liapis, associate professor at the Open University of Cyprus. The publication also features a note by Theodore Terzopoulos. The book presentation will be held on Monday, February 9th at 20:00, at Attis Theatre (Leonidou 7, Metaksourgio). ...

Elizabeth Kuti at Kydonia Theater

  • Published on: 08/03/2015

Celebrating 15 years of Kydonia Theater at Chania, the Memory theatre company has, starting from November 2014, presented the play Fishskin Trousers by English playwright Elizabeth Kuti. The performances of the play will be honored by the presence of the Elizabeth Kuti herself who, after being invited by the Memory theater company, will arrive from London and attend the performance of her play on Friday 6th of February. After the performance, Kydonia Theater will open its doors and welcome actors, viewers, associates and friends of the theater, offering a glass of wine to anyone who would like to congratulate the author and celebrate 15 years of our theater’s presence. ...

The Return of Iphigeneia represents Greece at New York's United Solo Theatre Festival

  • Published on: 19/02/2015

  The return of Iphigeneia, by Yannis Ritsos, will travel to New York where it will represent Greece at United Solo Theatre Festival, the world’s biggest solo theatre festival. One of the most important and timely theatrical texts of modern Greek dramaturgy will be staged under the direction of Manolis Ionas, at the legendary Theatre Row, on Friday 7 November 2014. The return of Iphigeneia is the only Greek entry at the international New York festival. The protagonist of the current performance, which will combine poetic, choric and musical elements, is the pianist and dancer Tatu Dede. ...

Broken Memory - La mémoire trouée. Mataroa

  • Published on: 07/01/2015

The journey of Mataroa, described by Cornelius Castoriadis as “a historical event of a dark period in the modern Greek history, waiting to be written”, will come alive on stage under the direction of Hélène Cinque in November at Theatre du Soleil. It is the first time that Theatre du Soleil opens its doors to a Greek team, granting them its stage, the materials and technical equipment necessary as well as the proceeds from the tickets. ...

Circling the Square by Dimitris Dimitriadis at the Avignon Festival

  • Published on: 07/12/2014

Circling the Square by Dimitris Dimitriadis, a love equation of passion and despair, dedicated from the playwright to those who “live their lives”, was presented at the Onassis Culture Centre in October 2013 and was directed by Dimitris Karantzas. Last July, the performance participated in the official programme of the Avignon Festival (22-25 July) at the Opera Théâtre. Four love stories, linearly presented after one another; eleven people who share the common need to be loved. ...

Roof by Maria Tranou; a Greek play at the 14th Tramedautore Milan Festival

  • Published on: 07/12/2014

The 14th Tramedautore (Outis – Piccolo Teatro) Milan Festival, is a festival that brings to audiences the most recent and interesting performances of the contemporary international drama scene. This year’s festival (18–28 September) is dedicated to Eurasia. In a quite original and unexpected combination, the concerns of the Asian Tigers intersect with the drama of the so called PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain). The Italian festival has brought, all the way from Barcelona, the project that has chosen five representative plays from each of the five countries mentioned, which revolve around the theme of theatre and crisis. ...

5th Greek Theatre Conference “Theatre and Democracy”

  • Published on: 07/12/2014

The department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, organizes the 5th Greek Theatre Conference, entitled “Theatre and Democracy” celebrating the 40 years since the restoration of democracy (1974). The conference is taking place in Athens, at the main building of the University of Athens from November 5 until November 8 and is dedicated to Professor Walter Puchner. ...

Analogio 2014: 7 new greek plays at Art Theatre Karolos Koun

  • Published on: 07/12/2014

The Art Theatre Karolos Koun features for the very first time, a series of plays, through which the modern Greek dramaturgy is evidently depicted. With an extroverted outlook, the 2014 Analogia have chosen and will present seven original plays of older as well as newer Greek playwrights, under the artistic direction of Sissy Papathanasiou. At Frynihou Street in Plaka, the plays will be presented from October 3 until October 7 by playwrights Efthimis Filippou, Akis Dimou, Mihalis Virvidakis, Iasonas Sigma, Eleni Chaviara, Anna Karampa and Tsimaras Tzanatos. ...

Vitrioli; A play by Yannis Mavritsakis at the Avignon Festival

  • Published on: 01/12/2014

In July 10, Vitrioli, a play written by Yannis Mavritsakis and directed by Olivier Py, premiered at the Avignon Festival. It was the first time that the National Theatre of Greece participated in the French Festival with a play first presented at Nikos Kourkoulos Theatre during the 2012-2013 season (premiere: 20 March 2013). After the premiere of the play, the reaction of the French press was immediate; “A world crumbling down; Vitrioli is an unusually dark play…At the heart of a dysfunctional family, characterized by incestuous relationships, hatred and devastation. ...

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