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.

Projects

Socrates Now

The Performance

Socrates Now is an 80-minute solo performance, which captures the essence of Socratic ethics in an accessible and engaging manner. First presented by EllinikoTheatro in New York in 2004, it has since been performed to over 100.000 people, in 20 countries and 8 languages.

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Maori Bacchae

Maori Bacchae

Euripides’s Bacchae in the Maori language and worldview. In development, in association with the Unitec Institute, Te Papa Tongarewa, Hawaiki TŪ, Orotοkare: Arts, Story and Motion Trust, Vix Pix Film Productions, Augusto Design and Creative New Zealand.

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Con-sti-tu-tion

CON-STI-TU-TION

A theatrical rendition of the arc of the argument in Plato’s ‘Republic’. In development, in association with the Classical Reception Workshop at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern University in Chicago.

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LyrOdia

LyrOdia

LyrOdia, (from the Greek ‘λυρωδία’: Song to be Sung to the Lyre). Greek poetry and music through the ages. In collaboration with the Athenian ancient-instruments-and-music ensemble LyrAvlos.

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Theatre Of Peace

Readers theatre: Homeric Readings

A body of classical and contemporary works that speak to the need for dialogue among adversaries, as opposed to the culture of violent engagement in our world today. In development.

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Birth Of A Nation: The Makriyannis Memoirs

Birth Of A Nation: Τhe Makriyannis Memoirs

Seminal events of the Greek War of Independence, as documented by poet-general Makriyannis in his Memoirs. Revolutionary songs and images complement the performance. A daylong audience-participation reading of the entire Memoirs is also in development.

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Cavafy: Poet of the City

The Performance

Explore the private universe and public persona of the beloved Alexandrian poet, in a striking reading-performance.

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Smyrne

Smyrne

The drama of genocide and population displacement, through the prism of the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922 and the burning of Smyrne.

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