EllinikoTheatro is an international performing arts organization based in New York and Athens. Since its inception in 1979, it has sought to serve as an innovative carrier of cultural diplomacy, expanding the temporal, spatial and social boundaries of Hellenic Theatre.

This summer EllinikoThεatro is pleased to present ATHENS2018, an international performing arts festival in Athens, and ΟΔΥΣΣΕΙΑ, a public participatory reading of Homer’s poem in Amsterdam.

Theatre Of Peace

“As the sun was going down, we tasted black bread, honey, olives, strong wine and grapes, and entered the space. 12 hours with the narrative wealth of the Odyssey, letting it take us into thoughts and stories and relationships of the present, as if it was just written, describing our own lives, our own wars, our own return. Thus the night unfolded, with one segment flowing into the next, from the child’s voice, into one’s singing, into another’s mother tongue, from the ancient to the contemporary…”

Giorgos Kanetakis, Reader #40, Kos 

“A unique event for Kos. Homer being read in all languages. Incredible! Induction to ancient Greek poetry becomes reality. Congratulations and our gratitude!”

Μ.P, Reader #192, Kos

“Soiree bien originalle…”

Sophie Psounis, Kos

A magical journey which showed us all that the arrival to Ithaca requires hard work and patience. Universal participation to understanding this journey can help us reach a better world. “My profound gratitude!”

Dionysia Tripolitou, Kos

“A mythical evening, proportional to the myth.”

Κων/νος Παπαγεωργίου, Κως

“Truth is I came mistrustful but I left enchanted”

Th.Κ., Kos

“Light was spread all over our island! We are longing for more.”

Eleni Sofou, Kos

“Magic …..of soul”

Zeta Tsirpanli, Kos

“Spiritual…. magic”

Giorgos V, Kos

“I will never forget this journey!”

Sophia Karagianni, Kos

“Not if I had 10 tongues could I express my appreciation”

Katie Krettler, New York

“Thank you deeply for a unique experience! With appreciation”

Koula Sophianou, Consul General of Cyprus in New York, New York

“I am a born Greek that had to come to the USA, New York City, to be part of Odysseia, in all these languages!…. Well done! Well done!”

Costas Lymberis, New York

“A bravura presentation!”

Roberta Nevers, New York

“I had a magical time! Homer has a truly magnificent way with words! Thank you for perpetuating his legacy!”

Kerrigan Dougherty, New York

“The music, the dance, the word, the people, the languages, the food.. I met the dawn hungry for more. How can I thank you?”

Sean Edwards, New York