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EGTNY & Greek Play Project Present The Greek Play Project New York

NEW YORK – Eclipses Group Theater New York (EGTNY) and Greek Play Project present The Greek Play Project New York. Under the auspices and support of The National Theater of Greece, the Greek Consulate in New York, the A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies at NYU, and 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 the producers strongly believe that Greek Play Project New York contributes to this effort.

This year the 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 EGTNY, 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, and Alexandra Skendrou.

Greek Play Project New York 2021

June 25-27

Live performance- June 25-27

In Chorus by Dimitris Dimitriadis, directed by Ioanna Katsarou, original music by Kamala Sankaram. World premiere in New York (June 25 and 27 at Astoria Park, June 26 at 31st Avenue and 34th Street, as part of NYC Open Streets.

For reservations, email: [email protected] or call 718-581-6285.

Virtual events available for free online, June 26-27: www.greek-theatre.gr or www.egtny.com/greek-play-project-ny.

The links for the online events will be available on Friday, June 25 and only for the weekend June 26-27.

Readings- Women’s voice in Greek Theater

Helen or Soula by Despina Kalaitzidou, a woman’s monologue performed by Amanda Bee.

Splinters by Nina Rapi, directed by Adam Martin, produced by TeamTheater, Cast: Ella Rivers, Chrysi Sylaidi, Hebert Benjamin, and Damien Boykin.

Passage by Delina Vasiliadi, directed by Miriam Mikiel Grill. Cast: John D. Haggerty and Manoli Ioannidis.

Digital performance Ensemble

Medea Redux, written and directed by Helen E. Richardson, production by Walk On Air.

Online Greek plays filmed live on stage with English subtitles.

Deep red sky by Loula Anagnostaki, directed by Manos Karatzogiannis and performed by Nena Menti.

For Helen, written and directed by Manos Karatzogiannis, Cast: Maria Kitsou and Marios Makropoulos.

A dog’s diary, direction, dramaturgy, music, original text, narration, songwriting by Violet Louise, featuring Aglaia Pappas in the role of the mother.

Anti gone2 by Tatou Dede, conception/direction: Tatou Dede, written by / dramaturg: Anastasia Tzellou, performers: Rodia Vomvolou (actress) and Alexandra Rogovska (dancer).

Narcissus and Echo, a digital opera by Medea Electronique, produced by Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, first presented April 19, 2018 at the Borderline Festival.

Short movie

Εxiled constellations by Giannis Panagοpoulos.

Lectures about Modern Greek Theater by:

Dimitris Bampilis 

Kakoudaki Georgina

Menelaos Karantzas

Irene Moundraki

Leonidas Papadopoulos

Savvas Patsalidis

Aggeliki Poulou

Ioanna Valsamidou

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