GREEK PLAY PROJECT NEW YORK Volume 3
GREEK PLAY PROJECT NEW YORK 3 ON LINE
25-27 JUNE 2021
With the Support of National Theatre of Greece
Under the Auspices of the Greek Consulate in New York,
the A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies at NYU
& the Greek Critics Association
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
IN CHORUS by Dimitris Dimitriadis directed by Ioanna Katsarou, original music by Kamala Sankaram.
Cast: Demetri Bonaros, Erin Despanie, Anthoula Katsimatides, Mercedes Long, Alkis Sarantinos, Gabrielle Scott, Alexandra Skendrou, Chrysi Sylaidi, Lazaros Theodorakopoulos
Musicians: accordion/ Mary Knapp, percussion/ Thodoris Tsinias.
Translator: Theodora Loukas
Costume and set designer: Marina Gkoumla
Music directors: Demetri Bonaros & Alexandra Skendrou
Executive producers: Demetri Bonaros, Ioanna Katsarou
Stage manager: Vasiliki Ioannou
Graphic Designer: Polyvios Serdaris
Social Media: Alexandra Skendrou
In Chorus is a new play by renowned Greek playwright Dimitris Dimitriadis (Greek National Literature Award), with live music composed by acclaimed composer Kamala Sankaram (www.kamalasankaram.com) and directed by Eclipses Group Theater NY co-artistic director Ioanna Katsarou.
The play tracks the civic awakening of a previously passive Greek tragic chorus. A group of women and men are summoned to the palace, but they don't know why. The leaders are gone, and the gods are silent. In this political and existential void, the chorus members take action for the first time, redefining their roles as fully engaged members of the state and the stage.
HELEN OR SOULA by Despina Kalaitzidou performed by Amanda Baxter.
Soula, a hairdresser from Kokkinoplos, a village on Mount Olympus. An alter ego of Beautiful Helen, a fantasy, or a woman who lived a different life. It doesn’t matter. These two women, in "parallel lives", show not only their faces, but also the faces of Greece itself.
The play has been awarded by the Greek Play Project in 2015.
Despina Kalaitzidou is a playwright, director and teacher. In recent years she has been dealing with the therapeutic aspects of theater and creative writing.
SPLINTERS by Nina Rapi, directed by Adam Martin, produced by Team
Cast: Ella Rivers, Chrysi Sylaidi, Hebert Benjamin, Damien Boykin.
Splinters is "what gets under your skin. The small details in communication that reveal the latent gaps. What you find in desire, intimacy, love, when you scratch the surface… Seven key moments capturing dynamics between friends, lovers, genders and tribes. A story that cannot be said with words. It evolves in a subterranean way, matures and then explodes: in between the words, behind the faces, underneath the roles. This is the kind of writing that understands deeply and subverts her characters' language. It gives space to pleasure and allows pain. Seven short plays that make up a synthesis, a complete play. A journey from urgency to maturity. From social convention to a conscience of freedom."
Nina Rapi’s plays include: Angelstate (published in English, Greek, Slovakian and Italian), Splinters (produced in Athens, Thessaloniki and University of Oxford), Un/Certainties, Wild Beats, Kiss the Shadow, Reasons to Hide, Edgewise, the libretto Raven Revisited and many shorts. Her plays have been produced or presented as staged readings in Athens (e.g. National Theatre, Theatro Technis, Onassis Cultural Centre, Theatre of Piraeus) and in London (e.g. Southbank Centre, Riverside studios, Soho Theatre Studio). Essays by her on aesthetics and sexuality and by academics on her work have been published by Oberon, Routledge, Cambridge University Press, et all. She has taught Playwriting at Birkbeck, University of London and University of Greenwich.
THE PASSAGE by Delina K. Vasiliadi directed by Miriam Mikiel Grill
Cast: John D. Haggerty, Manoli Ioannidis.
The play Passage is an existential farce. Action takes place in Peter’s dirty, filthy apartment. Open boxes and suitcases are everywhere... Peter, who is about to move to a bigger and better –as he believes- house, is extremely busy packing. His friend, Lazarus, has come to help, but shows no interest in packing or even keeping Peter some company. In addition, time is not on Peter’s side, because very soon the moving truck will come and, yet, there is too much left to do…
Passage is the procedure that one has to go through in order to reach maturity. It’s the “passing” from childhood to adulthood, from immaturity to maturity, from pain and trauma to being healed. Of course, one can only walk this road that leads to self awareness and freedom, if he/she is truly determined to do so and, inevitably, pay the price.
Delina Vasiliadi is a Greek painter, playwright and children’s books writer. She studied Economics, Finance and Accounting, Stage and Film Acting and Directing. Six children’s books and four plays have been published in Greece, while three plays will soon be published in Great Britain in English.
Delina has exhibited several times in Greece and abroad, writes theatrical reviews and articles for cultural magazines and has won several literary awards. Many of her fairytales, plays and stories have been presented on the radio in Greece and abroad and have been published in literary magazines.
For more information please visit: www.delinavasiliadi.gr
A Digital Performance Ensemble
Walk on Air PRESENTS a preview of Medea Redux, a conversation with Euripides' Medea - investigating the political, cultural and social context of Medea's decision to destroy the House of Jason. Written and Directed by Helen E. Richardson, the play was originally workshopped at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic, Medea Redux has metamorphosed into a digital music/theatre video production with the formation of Walk on Air, an ensemble focused on the convergence of digital and live performance. Walk on Air and other performers appearing in Medea Redux are associated with Brooklyn College and the Performance and Interactive Media Arts MFA, www.pima-brooklyncollege.info. This project is made possible through a grant from Brooklyn College's Bernard H. Stern Professorship in Humor.
Walk on Air: Deborah Latz, jazz vocalist, composer, actor and teacher, www.deborahlatz.com, NYC.
Andy Mason, composer, musician, audio engineer, actor and singer, www.a-mason.org, SC.
Inkyoung Bae, video art, interactive performance, and illustration artist, www.ikbae.com, Seoul and NYC.
Adrian D. Cameron, theatre, performance, and media artist, www.adriandcameron.com/about, NYC.
Helen E. Richardson, theatre director, playwright, visual artist, and former director of the Performance and Interactive Media Arts, Brooklyn College, www.pima-brooklyncollege.info /team-3/helen-e.-richardson, (NYC).
Performers: Leda Maniatakou as Mariika-Medea, Leda Maniatakou | Actress, Musician, Composer, Multimedia Artist.
Deborah Latz as the Nurse Betty, and vocalist.
Andy Mason as the Servant Vlad, and vocalist.
Zach Rothman-Hicks as the Tutor Alexander as Creon, and vocalist. www.zachrothmanhicks.com, (NYC).
Kilusan Bautista as J. Every, radio host, www.kilusan1898.com, (NYC).
Andrea Sabariego as Pythia A’Delphi, psychic, https://andreasabariego.wixsite.com/sabadesabariego, (Spain).
Voices: Garance Bonno-Dugor (France), Réka Csaba (Hungary), Mia Gao (Montreal/China), Andrea Sabariego (Spain), Priya Sathiyam (India), Jeanine Shama (New York), and Eleni Papachristopoulos (Greece).
RECORDED GREEK PLAYS
Deep Red Sky
By Loula Anagnostaki
Direction: Manos Karatzogiannis
Set: Yiannis Arvanitis
Music: Antonis Papakonstantinou
Light Design: Alexandros Alexandrou
Costumes: Vassiliki Syrma
Photos: Panos Yiannakopoulos
Make Up Lab by Yiannis Marketakis
Assistant Set Designer: Zoes Economou
Assistant Director: Andreas Andreou
Graphic Design: Konstantinos Georgantas
Head of Production: Dimitris Koukas
Production: People Entertainment Group Α.Ε. (www.people.gr)
Meet Sofia Apostolou; born in an urban family, once a French teacher working in the public sector. Sofia has studied philology and is a speaker of English and Russian. She is the widow of a handsome communist and was fired from her job as a result of her alcohol addiction. She lives across the Korydallos Prison Complex, where her somewhat ugly and “slow” son is now imprisoned. This is a monologue filled with the powerful thoughts of a strong woman about life, hope and dreams that were shattered along with her principles and ideologies. It is a monologue of a mother who saw her child and herself getting involved with suspicious transactions that involved the illegal trafficking of women coming from former communist countries.
Loula Anagnostaki was born in Thessaloniki. She is considered one of the most renown female playwrights in Greece. Her plays were performed in major theaters of Greece such as The National theater and the Art Theater Karolos Koun. Her plays have also been performed by theatre companies in Athens and municipal regional theatres, and produced abroad (France, Italy, England, Germany, Cyprus, Spain, USA).
FOR HELEN by Manos Karatzogiannis
Direction: Manos Karatzogiannis
Set: Yiannis Arvanitis
Costumes: Vassiliki Syrma
Light Design: Katerina Marangoudaki
Music: Yiorgos Poulos
Music Composition of the Play: Aris Vlahos
Verses: Manos Eleftheriou
Photos: Κarol Jarek
Production: Αrt Station
Cast: Maria Kitsou, Marios Makropoulos.
The famous Greek actress Eleni Papadaki - victim of the civil war in Greece (1946-1949) - returns to her place, on the theatrical stage, to narrate the ‘’civil’’ power of theater, of her country, of her time.
But one thing is for sure: Papadaki was not the average.
Manos Karatzogiannis is a graduate of the G. Armenis School. He has worked at the Athens Festival, at Municipal theaters., At the National theater among others. Since 2015 he has been directing for the National theater, the Athens Festival, the Art theater, the Municipal of Piraeus, the IMK, the Vasilakou Theater, the DI.PE.THE Patras, etc. He was a playwright in the exhibition for L. Anagnostaki Memory Rooms, in the context of his dissertation (HULL UNIVERSITY). He has written: In the City of L. Anagnostaki, For Eleni, Witnesses of Athens. He wrote and directed the film Melina Stop Frame.
He has worked in television and film and has received awards as an actor and director. He teaches in drama schools. He is the art director of Stathmos Theater.
Echo and Narcissus
Medea Electronique (Athens, Greece)
Adapted & Curated by: Medea Electronique
Musical Direction: Manolis Manousakis
Sound Design: Alexandros Drymonitis, Manolis Manousakis
Live Coding: Alexandros Drymonitis
Live Visuals: Vicky Bisbiki
Song: Katerina Maniou (soprano), Marios Sarantidis (bass-baritone)
Dramaturgy: Angeliki Poulou
Script: Panagiotis Goubouros
Video: Kleopatra Korai, Michael Tebinka
Choreography - Movement: Yannis Nikolaidis
Set Design: Christos Laskaris
Technical Directors: S19st_Vassilis Koundouris, Tim Ward
Sound engineering & Mix mastering audio: S19st _Costas Bokos
Assistant Sound Engineer: Konstantina Thanopoulou
Costumes: gaffer & fluf (Katerina Vamvaka)
Light design: Melina Mascha
Hair Design: Chronis Tzimos
Make up artist: Νabil Salame
Graphic Design: Yannis Lolis
Chorus (video movement): Ioanna-Ilektra Apostolou, Sesil Mikroutsikou, Maria Fountouli
Chorus (video voices): Eleni Karakasi, Marietta Sarri, Eirini Sgouridou
Production Design: Manolis Manousakis
Production Services: Telekinissi SA
Production Management: Iro Akrivou
Produced by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (First presentation 19th April 2018, Borderline Festival)
From the myth of Echo and Narcissus, where the concept of video and audio is first captured, to the 21st century of digital technology. The ‘new age’ Narcissus is mirrored on screens in the screen city where he lives. Modern Narcissus does not fall in love with himself but with the image. The narcissistic self, unlike the individualized ego of modernity, is getting more and more empty, without content, while Echo continues the play of heterogeneity and reflective mimesis.
The story of Ovid, adapted through the innovative and recently evolving practice of live coding, real-time programming on stage. The features of the opera are transcribed to their digital equivalents.
From the third book of the Transfigurations of Ovid, a myth of love about Narcissus, who enchanted by his reflection, remains staring his reflection in the lake. When he understands the impossibility of his desire, he freezes out of despair, a wonderful eternal statue next to which Echo will eternally wander. A story the about intense relationship between audio, video and image, sound. The legend hints at the power of the image absorbing the eidolon. Narcissus attempts an impractical and tragic entrance to the picture.
With a creeping pun between Medea and Media (the new media), Medea Electronique was founded in 2006 and consists of creative people who share the mood for innovation, moving in the greater field of contemporary art. Active in fields such as music, animation, multimedia, art installations, interactive technologies, and multimedia event production, the members of the group merge separate research and practice fields in an effort to develop a particular style.
The activity of Medea Electronique includes contemporary theatre performances, experimental audiovisual performances and installations, site specific works, electro acoustic music compositions.
Furthermore, since 2009 the Medea Electronique organises the 10-day artistic residency Koumaria, in Sellasia Sparta, considered to be one of the best, at an international level in the field of new media art and improvisation practice.
Its work has been presented at the Onassis Cultural Center Athens, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Benaki Museum, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, the French Institute of Athens, Booze Coopearativa and numerous festivals and events.
Medea Electronique Website: http://medeaelectronique.com/
A dog’s diary
Direction, dramaturgy, music, original text, narration, songwriting: Violet Louise
In mother’s role: Aglaia Pappas
Photography, camera, montage video editing, and multimedia programming: Vassilis Kountouris (Studio19st)
Sound design, recordings, sound mixing, video, montage: Violet Louise
Sound Recording, Mastering: Konstantinos Bokos (Studio19st)
Teem in technical production: T.P.T. (The Perfect Team)
Translation: Annie Kousoula
Press: Evaggelia Skrobola
Violet Louise © 2020
In the narration, we hear passages from poems by Giannis Ritsos, Georgios Souris, Nikos Karouzos, Konstantinos Cavafis, George Seferis . The text for the Operation PANTHIRAS is from the book by Dimitris Konstantinidis (Operation Panther – The Germans invade and set fire to Pindos.)
The project is sponsored by Greek Ministry of Culture.
Α dog΄s diary is an audiovisual narration by Violet Louise, about a woman searching in the internet for traces of her dog who passed away: Pictures from places she traveled, videos, music, photos, material from the internet compose her digital diary. From the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 til today, we follow the journey of this woman in a world between dream and reality. With the use of technology, computers, analogue and digital musical instruments, she sets up a time-capsule-like mechanism and revives memories and stories of her past.
Ιn a world that changes dramatically, everyday life seems less painful, through human – animal bond. A dog’s diary is the diary of a woman who renegotiates her losses.
Violet Louise (Louiza Kostoula) is a director, performer, musician, writer, vocalist and multimedia artist whose research is on the field of multimedia narration. She graduated from Law School of Athens and studied classical piano and harmony at the National Conservatory of Athens. She took her diploma in performing arts by the Greek Ministry of Culture and worked as a performer at the National Theatre of Greece, the Experimental Stage of National Theatre of Greece, the Athens Festival etc.
Since 2012, Violet Louise has been experimenting on multimedia narration, creating every part of her multimedia synthesis (music, sound, visuals, scenery). Some of her projects have been presented at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival , Festival Vie, Festival Delle Colline Torinesi, Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia within the framework of events for the Olympic Torch Lightning Ceremony, Archaelogical Site of Delphi, Roman Conservatory of Nikopolis, Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation etc. She writes music for films, theatre and other projects.
Conception/Direction: Tatou Dede
Written by / dramaturge: Anastasia Tzellou
Performers : Rodia Vomvolou (actress), Alexandra Rogovska (dancer) Set idea: Melanie Thewlis
Set construction: Thomas Marias, Tatou Dede
Costume design: Athina Kyriakakou
Lighting design: Alexandros Alexandrou
Original Music: Minas Emmanouil
Video art: Melanie Thewlis
Produced by TATOU/www.tatou-mdt.com
Project “anti gone2” is a performance that explores the adversities Greek contemporary women face in their struggle to remain in their motherland during a period of deep financial and humanitarian crisis. Their fight to remain and their resilience needed to support their choice echoes the fight and resilience displayed by the tragic heroine Antigone. Their journey is one of personal discovery. It entails an inward quest, the coming of age: a presses that requires freeing herself of the restrictions imposed by her “gender” in order to discover the true identity. It is a journey from the present to the past, to a logical space where Antigone stand still. So renounces her House and city and stands into the light, a radiant everlasting presence that no power on earth can shake. She is never gone .
Tatou Dede is a pianist, dancer, choreographer, actress and the last 3 years is working mostly as a performing arts director. Degrees: Department “Music Science and Art” of the University of Macedonia - Specialization on Piano performance. / Conservatory “Athens Music Association” - Piano Diploma with Distinction and First Prize. / Professional Dance School “Rallou Manou”- Dancer / Drama School “Athinaiki Skini”- Actress. She has attended numerous workshops in Piano, Dance and Theatre. She is an active member of IETM, the multimedia art festival SCHMIEDE and the Greek MENSA.
She runs the nonprofit company “TATOU” with which she has produced 6 performances: Lilith? 2011, The return of Iphigenia 2012 (also presented at the United Solo Theater Festival in New York/2014), Seven7 2013, Modern and Topical 2015, anti gone and anti gone2 2014/ 2017, EN (SE RES)SEMBLE 2019, If I am late, go to sleep... by Akis Dimou 2020.
Constellations in Exile
A phone call: “Hello, what’s going on?” A short film inspired by the communication with the salespeople of Shedia street magazine and by the search for a new space dedicated to companionship and coming together. When galaxies merge, cosmic phenomena force stars, planets, and black holes to move to other areas. Beyond their galaxy. So, some stars are exiled. As of Saturday, November 7, due to the second lockdown that was imposed, the people working for the street magazine “Shedia” withdrew from the streets and found themselves cut off. For some, such a condition is “self-isolation.” For others, exclusion. A phone call. A voice on the other end. And the space is now redefined. A simple “Hello”, a “What’s going on?” The unknown often frightens people. It makes them feel lost. Alone and insecure. Still others find their curiosity is piqued, making them feel like part of something bigger than themselves. Someday there will be other worlds, filled with other beings, made of the same material as us, to be born from the ashes of a dead star. We are all stardust and one day we will return to the stars. We need more Space!
With: Fotis Adamopoulos, Giannis Panagopoulos, Stathis Papanastasiou
Direction – Dramaturgy: Yiannis Panagopoulos
Video Direction – Editing: Dimitris Zahos
Director of Photography: Vasilis Christodoulou
Musical Composition: Mikes Glykas
Collaboration – Support: Shedia Street Magazine / Diogenes NPO
Production: Mind the fact Festival 2020, Polyplanity Productions
Special thanks to Aimilia Douka
Yiannis Panagopoulos. Born and raised in Athens, graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business, the Drama School of the National Theater and the MA; "Theatre and Society: Theory, Staging and Didactics" of the University of Peloponnese (Faculty of Fine Arts). Since 2009, he has been working as an actor and director. He was also the artistic curator of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2011 Special Olympics and the deputy artistic director for the city of Mesolongi’s bid for Cultural Capital of Europe 2021. Alongside his performing path, he has been a part of several projects that worked towards a greater social solidarity.
Reinventing ancient greek drama as contemporary texts
Georgina Kakoudaki, Director, theatrologist, dramaturg. She is a director in professional theatre performances for adolescence/ young audiences since 2009 (in theatre venues and inside Secondary Schools) such as Vivid Film/After the foam (devised), Jack Thorne’s Burying your brother in the pavement, Αristophanes The birds, Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream, Frank Wedekind X-Press Spring, Goethe Faust, Sophocles Antigone, Aristophanes The clouds, Euripides Helen and site specific walking and site specific performances such as “Traces”/ Swharz Foundation, Samos, “Public Signal: an old dilemma in contemporary times”/ Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Ancient Keramikos Cemetery, “On the way”/ Municipality theatre of Corfu, as well as theatre walks under the tittle “A walk in the park” with various topics and artists inspired by the park of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. Has collaborated as a dramaturg in dance and theatre productions since 1994 with artists such as SineQuaNon dance co. (France), Siamese Cie dance co. (Belgium) etc.
She has worked as a visiting professor in graduate and postgraduate courses in Greek Universities. Has taught drama and theatre education in Primary schools, Athens Art High school and professional drama schools since 1993 as well as in a series of workshops for the Net for the theatre in Education, Greece. Author of books: Theatre Education/course book for Adult Education/KEE, Teaching History through Drama/Kedros pbl., High school Textbook “Theatre Direction”, “Film Direction and Cinematic Aesthetics” for Institute of Higher Education. He has worked in the Achive/ library and has created relevant educational programs for National Theatre of Greece (1997-2004). Co-curator of educational programs in the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and Artistic director of the international school for actors in Ancient drama “Lyceum Epidaurus” (2016- 2019). Since 2021 she is the artistic and educational director of the ancient drama research programme of Municipality Theatre of Ioannina/Dodoni “Summer oracle”.
A Modern Greek Play at the basement of Lincoln Center Theater: Reflections on a Directing Workshop
Menelaos Karantzas is a theatre director and dramaturg. He holds a BA(Hons) in Theatre Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece, and an MFA(Merit) in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School of the University of Essex, UK. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the Theatre Studies Department of the NKUA and his research focuses on fragments of ancient Greek drama and their use in contemporary performances. He has directed more than 20 full productions and stage readings of plays in Athens and in London and he teaches Acting, Dramaturgy, and Directing at various drama schools in Athens.
Constructing a haunted building into a (non) theatrical stage
Leonidas Papadopoulos was awarded his doctorate from Kings College London/UK in 2016 (Scholarship by Onassis Foundation and the Greek State Scholarship Foundation). He taught Theatre History at the Department of History, Ionian University/ Greece, Theatre Directing, Ancient Greek Drama, and Performance Analysis in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He participated as a dramaturge in National Theatre of Greece’ history project It happened in Greece (2016-2018) and in Contemporary Greek Play Festival at Municipal Theatre of Piraeus (2018-2020). He was a member of the organizing committee of the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama/ Arc-Net (2009-2017). His main research interests focus on ancient Greek drama and stage directing. His credits, as a director, include a string of critically acclaimed productions such as Endgame by Samuel Becket, Little Eyolf by Henrik Ibsen, The Double Bass by Patrick Suskind, Bury the Dead by Irwin Shaw, The Thrill of Love by Amanda Wittington, Sofia by Ignacio Garcia May, Donna abbandonata or You really disappointed me Mr George by Glikeria Basdeki, The Building by Panagiota Phylaktaki, Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, He also worked as an actor with directors as Robert Sturua, Nikita Milivojevic, Slobodan Unkovski and Michalis Kakogiannis. He is artistic director of Athens-based In-Between Art Theatre Company.
Rethinking Greek Theatre: The Day After
Savas Patsalidis, Professor of theatre and performance history and theory in the School of English (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki), the Hellenic Open University, the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece, and also regular lecturer on the Graduate Programme of the Theatre Department at Aristotle University. He is the author of fourteen books on theatre and performance criticism/theory and co-editor of another thirteen. His two-volume study, Theatre, Society, Nation (2010), was awarded first prize for best theatre study of the year. His latest book-length study Theatre & Theory II: About Topoi, Utopias and Heterotopias was published in 2019 by University Studio Press. In addition to his academic activities, he writes theatre reviews for the ejournals parallaxi and thegreekplay project. He is currently the president of the Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics, member of the curators’ team of Forest Festival (organized by the National Theatre of Northern Greece) and the editor-in-chief of Critical Stages/Scènes critiques, the journal of the International Association of Theatre Critics.
Is it all dramaturgy?
By Dimitri Bampili, Angeliki Poulou and Ioanna Valsamidou