THE GREEK PLAY PROJECT NEW YORK 2 Το ελληνικό θεατρικό έργο ταξιδεύει Νέα Υόρκη 4 & 5 Μαΐου
Eclipses Group Theater New York (EGTNY) presents The Greek Play Project New York – Greek Theater Travels to the U.S., a weekend of staged readings of contemporary Greek plays at New York University. In its second year, The Greek Play Project New York continues to be an important initiative for the promotion of modern Greek dramaturgy, in collaboration with The Greek Play Project (www.greek-theatre.gr). Three 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:
Babies Are Delivered by the Stork by M. Reppas-T. Papathanasiou, translation by Anthony Burks, directed by Ioanna Katsarou; Lebensraum by Thanasis Triaridis, translation by Hara Syrou, directed by Katerina Alexaki; The Threat by Artemis Moustaklidou, translated and directed by Demetri Bonaros.
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
The Greek Play Project New York – Schedule
May 4, 7:00pm
Greece, Home of Drama, in Real Time: a lecture-presentation by Dr. Irene Mountraki of the National Theater of Greece.
May 4, 8:00pm
Lebensraum by Thanasis Triaridis
Translation by Hara Syrou
Directed by Katerina Alexaki
Cast: Anthoula Katsimatides & Aktina Stathaki
May 5, 2:00 pm
Babies Are Delivered by the Stork by Michalis Reppas and Thanasis Papathanasiou
Translation by Anthony Burks
Directed by Ioanna Katsarou
Cast: Katerina Alexaki, Demetri Bonaros, Anthoula Katsimatides, Adam Martin, Alkis Sarantinos, Alexandra Skendrou, Chrysi Sylaidi, Lazaros Theodorakopoulos
May 5, 4:30pm
The Threat by Artemis Moustaklidou
Translation by Demetri Bonaros
Directed by Demetri Bonaros
Cast: Ino Badanjak & Stavros Markalas
On Sunday, May 5 at 6pm, there will be a reception in the lobby of the KJCC Auditorium.
- Location: KJCC Auditorium, NYU: 53 Washington Square South, Ground Floor, Room 113, New York, NY 10012
- Tickets and information: www.egtny.com; 917-648-8343,
Creative team of Eclipses Group Theater New York: Katerina Alexaki (member of EGTNY), Demetri Bonaros (member of EGTNY), Ioanna Katsarou (Artistic Director of EGTNY), Alexandra Skendrou (member of EGNTY).
About the plays:
1. Lebensraum by Thanasis Triaridis
A two-person, modern-day theatrical experiment that poses questions regarding the Nazi theory of Lebensraumthe vital spacetakes an unexpected and dangerous turn.
2. Babies Are Delivered by the Stork by Michalis Reppas and Thanasis Papathanasiou
Thessaloniki, 1943. A young Jew runs away from the Dachau death trains and returns home to hide. But in his supposedly empty house (following the persecution of Thessalonikis Jews) now live two Greek couples, whose homes have been bombarded. The Greeks will hide the Jew, but their German and Greek friends are out for blood.
3. The Threat by Artemis Moustaklidou
A married couple living isolated in its apartment is terrified when an immigrant family moves in next door. As husband and wife lock themselves in the apartment, time passes, their supplies dwindle, and their paranoia increases.
A production of Eclipses Group Theater NY (EGTNY) in artistic collaboration with Dr. Irene Mountraki, professor in the Theater Studies Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, creator of The Greek Play Project, and Head of Dramaturgy and International Relations at the National Theater of Greece.
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, The National Theater of Greece and the Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics.