International Summer School on Ancient Drama

Theme (2018): City and the Citizen

CYCLE A: July 2- 16, 2018
CYCLE B: July 18- August 1, 2018

The 2018 thematic axis entitled "City and the Citizen" [2], will apply to the performances scheduled to take place at the two theatres of Epidaurus and the Lyceum’s programme, emphasizing the two-way relationship of the City (Polis) and the citizen, inspired by the dimension the theatrical works of the golden age of the Athenian Democracy offer through their content and form, and the way these plays are connected with the contemporary globalised world.

 [2] Citizenship and Ancient Drama by Efimia D. Karakantza, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, University of Patras.




Practical Workshops

(On a daily basis, for Epidaurus Lyceum students only)


CYCLE A (2-16 July 2018)

1.Maria Shmaevich

2.Lilo Baur

3. Dennis Hilton-Reid

4. Marta Górnicka

5. Patricia Apergi


CYCLE B (18 July – 1 August 2018)

1.Sanjoy Ganguly

2.Pichet Klunchun

3. Francesco Origo

Enrico Bonavera

4. Georgia Mavragani

5. Ioanna Portolou / Griffón Dance Company


Lectures/Masterclasses/ Theory Workshops

1.Georgina Kakoudaki

Theatre theorist, director

2. Efimia Karakantza

Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, University of Patras

3. Anna Stavrakopoulou

Associate Director of the Center of Hellenic Studies, Harvard University in Nafplio

Associate Professor at the Department of Theater, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


For  the Epidaurus Lyceum 2017 overarching theme and programme please click here.

For the e-version of the Epidaurus Lyceum 2017 programme booklet please click here.