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.
The plays being presented:
In Chorus by Dimitris Dimitriadis, translation by Theodora Papachristofilou-Loukas, directed by Ioanna Katsarou; Andromache by Akis Dimou, translation by Demetri Bonaros, directed by Ioanna Katsarou; Seaweeds by Penny Fylaktaki, translation by Penny Fylaktaki, directed by Demetri Bonaros; and Blind Spot by Yiannis Mavritsakis, translation by Christina Polychroniou, directed by Katerina Alexaki.
The Greek Play Project New York is a production of Eclipses Group Theater New York (EGTNY), a New York-based nonprofit organization that serves as a cultural bridge between Greece and the United States, in artistic collaboration with Dr. Irene Mountraki, Head of Dramaturgy and International Relations at the National Theater of Greece and creator of The Greek Play Project, an important platform cataloguing modern Greek plays and promoting Greek playwrights.
Dr. Mountraki will provide introductory remarks about the plays and playwrights.
Under the Auspices and Sponsorship of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Under the Auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York, the A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies at NYU, and The National Theater of Greece.