Four contemporary Greek playwrights, four Greek plays in English translation presented in New York for the first time.
Eclipses Group Theater New York (EGTNY) presents The Greek Play Project New York, a weekend of staged readings of contemporary Greek plays at New York University. This is an important initiative for the promotion of modern Greek dramaturgy, in collaboration with The Greek Play Project (www.greek-theatre.gr). Four plays by contemporary Greek playwrights will be presented in the United States for the first time, in English, featuring American and Greek-American actors.
The plays being presented:
In Chorus by Dimitris Dimitriadis, translation by Theodora Papachristofilou-Loukas, directed by Ioanna Katsarou; Andromache by Akis Dimou, translation by Demetri Bonaros, directed by Ioanna Katsarou; Seaweeds by Penny Fylaktaki, translation by Penny Fylaktaki, directed by Demetri Bonaros; and Blind Spot by Yiannis Mavritsakis, translation by Christina Polychroniou, directed by Katerina Alexaki.
The Greek Play Project New York is a production of Eclipses Group Theater New York (EGTNY), a New York-based nonprofit organization that serves as a cultural bridge between Greece and the United States, in artistic collaboration with Dr. Irene Mountraki, Head of Dramaturgy and International Relations at the National Theater of Greece and creator of The Greek Play Project, an important platform cataloguing modern Greek plays and promoting Greek playwrights.
Under the Auspices and Sponsorship of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Under the Auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in New York, the A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies at NYU, and The National Theater of Greece.
May 5-6, 2018
KJCC Auditorium, NYU: 53 Washington Square South, Ground Floor, Room 113, New York, NY 10012
Production team: Ioanna Katsarou, Demetri Bonaros, Katerina Alexaki, Alexandra Skendrou
Lecture by Dr Irene Mountraki
Seaweeds by Penny Fylaktaki
Translation by Penny Fylaktaki
Directed by Demetri Bonaros
Blind Spot by Yiannis Mavritsakis
Translation by Christina Polychroniou
Directed by Katerina Alexaki
Technical Assistant: Andre Cunalata.
In Chorus by Dimitris Dimitriadis
Translation by Theodora
Directed by Ioanna Katsarou
Andromache or Landscape of a Woman in the Dead of Night by Akis Dimou
Translation by Demetri Bonaros
Directed by Ioanna Katsarou
Original music for In Chorus & Andromache is composed by Phytos Stratis.
Ellie Tsachtani-Flute, Theodore Tsinias-Percussion
Amanda Baxter*, Sarah Doudna, Daniel Kirby, Tony Naumovski*, James Nugent*
Luisa Alarcón, Christos Alexandridis, Yannis Amouris, Chris Behan, Demetri Bonaros*, Theodora Loukas, Michael Najman, Daniel Rock, Alkis Sarantinos, Alexandra Skendrou.
Luisa Alarcón, Christos Alexandridis, Yannis Amouris, Demetri Bonaros*, Theodore Bouloukos, Jocelynn Catasus, Theodora Loukas, James Nugent*, Alexandra Skendrou, Loukas Skipitaris*, Merlyn Whitehawk*
*Equity Member appearing with permision of Actor’s Equity Association