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.

Projects

Rent Control, written and performed by Greek American Evan Zes, is a personal story of survival of a struggling actor living in the heart of New York City.
 
When Evan falls backwards into one of the few remaining rent-controlled apartments in NYC, he finds a way to make money and pursue his dream, turning the apartment into a lucrative Airbnb scheme – that is, until his money-making scheme backfires, threatening to ruin his life. A dazzling medley of 30 characters comes to life in this wild-but-true one-man show of life on the edge of New York City. 

After two years of sold-out performances all over the United States, Rent Control is finally making its Greek premiere!

June 21, 22, 23, 29 & 30

Rent Control has had back-to-back sold out runs beginning with its debut at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (where it won an “Overall Excellence Award”), followed by the 2016 Fringe Encore Series at Soho Playhouse. Evan has since performed the show at Penguin Repertory Theatre in Stony Point, New York; The Rye Arts Center in Rye, New York; Cleveland Playhouse; Hartford Stage, The Complex Theatre in Hollywood, California; The Greek Cultural Center in Astoria, Queens; Teatro Jaco in Jaco, Costa Rica and The Tabard Theatre in San Jose, California.