The Educating Audiences in Ancient Drama programme and the Dialogue event continues on Monday April 15 at Vouleftikon Hall in Nafplio, with actress Lydia Koniordou and theatre scholar George Sampatakakis, Assistant Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies, University of Patras, as guest speakers.

The two guests will discuss Robert Wilson’s performance Oedipus (based on Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex) which is scheduled to be presented at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus on 21 and 22 June 2019.

During the performance, Lydia Koniordou will also discuss her collaboration with Wilson, while George Sampatakakis will address the major director’s impressive body of work.

This year’s Educating Audiences in Ancient Drama 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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