In Chorus is a new play by renowned Greek playwright Dimitris Dimitriadis (Greek National Literature Award), with live music composed by the acclaimed composer Kamala Sankaram (www.kamalasankaram.com) and directed by Eclipses Group Theater NY co-artistic director Ioanna Katsarou.
The play tracks the civic awakening of a previously passive Greek tragic chorus. A group of women and men are summoned to the palace, but they don't know why. The leaders are gone, and the gods are silent. In this political and existential void, the chorus members take action for the first time, redefining their roles as fully engaged members of the state and the stage.
Playwright, novelist and poet Dimitris Dimitriadis received the Greek National Literature Award in 2003 and is considered one of the preeminent contemporary Greek playwrights. Theater Odeon in Paris (in 2010) and Onassis Foundation in Athens (in 2013) paid tribute to Mr. Dimitriadis’ work. His plays have been performed in significant theaters and festivals in Europe, such as the Festival D'Avignon and the Athens Festival.
Composer Kamala Sankaram has been praised as “strikingly original” (NY Times), and a “new voice from whom we will surely be hearing more” (LA Times). She has received commissions from the Glimmerglass Festival, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Beth Morrison Projects, the PROTOTYPE Festival, Opera on Tap, Opera Memphis, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, among others.
Playwright: Dimitris Dimitriadis
Director: Ioanna Katsarou
Composer: Kamala Sankaram
Translator: Theodora Loukas
Costume and set designer: Marina Gkoumla
Music directors: Demetri Bonaros & Alexandra Skendrou
Executive producers: Demetri Bonaros, Ioanna Katsarou
Stage manager: Vasiliki Ioannou
Graphic Designer: Polyvios Serdaris
Social Media: Alexandra Skendrou