Joy – The dream of young people
In collaboration with the Piraeus Municipal Theatre

Organization: Public Benefit Municipal Enterprise of Piraeus

Group: Students of the Teaching Solidarity Programme of the Public Benefit Municipal Enterprise of Piraeus

Young people need to assert their individuality in an environment which often lacks solid points of reference. This need becomes the basis of this event, held at the 10th Piraeus Junior High School, investigating fraternity, imagination, youthful rush and broadness of spirit as values which can instill change and creativity. This event is in dialogue with the Gospel of Matthew and the Biblical quote "Children know the face of God" (Chapter 18).

Humankinds, a programme of events organized by the Piraeus Municipal Theatre and its artistic director, Nikos Diamantis, taps into the rich reserve of values, lived history and personal testimonies found across the various communities of Piraeus. Artistic groups from different fields (theatre, literature, visual arts, artistic educational, music) collaborate with social institutions in Piraeus, approaching select social groups. Together with the participants, they design and present a work conveying their own outlook of life through their own perspective.

The Holy Bible as the context

The programme is structured around the fundamental human values pervading all civilizations and constituting the moral, ontological and existential heritage of humanity, beyond any cultural, geographical, historic and other distinctions. The Holy Bible is the foundational text of dissemination and bequeathing of these values in the West. Every event included in the programme will be enriched by a Biblical text, illuminating the content and values of the event.