Athens & Epidaurus Festival, once again attempting to establish a relationship between audiences and ancient drama in terms of its form and content, continues the programme Educating audiences in ancient drama in Argolis for the third consecutive year.
The programme is realized in collaboration with the Municipality of Nafplion, in collaboration with the Theatre Studies Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese. The 2o19 programme is launched on Monday 18 February at the Vouleftikon Hall in Nafplion, at 18:00, featuring director Georgia Mavragani as guest speaker.
The director will run a workshop dealing with Aeschylus’ tragedy The Eumenides. Mavragani will present a production of the play at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus on 28 and 28 June 2019, as part of a three-part production presenting Aeschylus’ Oresteia trilogy.
Participants will read excerpts from the play and will investigate the rituals and functions present in The Eumenides.
This year, the programme will take place at the Vouleftiko venue in Nafplio according to the following programme:
February 18, 2019: Georgia Mavragani
March 4, 2019: Yannis Kalavrianos (Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis)
April 15, 2019: Lydia Koniordou, actress – George Sampatakakis (Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex)
May 6, 2019: Sofia Paschou (Hesiod’s Theogony)
May 27, 2019: Konstantinos Markoulakis, director (Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex)
This year’s programme is inspired by the theme Reinventing ancient drama on the contemporary stage and includes a number of experiential workshops for students, teacher and adults living in Argolis, as well as visitors from around the world. The programme is run by experienced theatre educators and researchers, directors and theatre artists, under the supervision of and in collaboration in with Athens & Epidaurus Festival and the Theatre Studies Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese. Coordinated by Georgina Kakoudaki, director and co-curator of educational programmes for Athens & Epidaurus Festival; Christina Zoniou, who teaches acting at the Theatre Studies Department, and Angeliki Tsakona, theatre educator and researcher, in charge of the Creative Children in Epidaurus workshop.
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