Elliniko Theatro


Dear Friends,

“Now is when we need our poets most”, an astute patron wrote to us last week. And so this letter to you:

The Greek Theatre Foundation is proud to launch EllinikoTheatro Now: The Fundraiser on Crowdrise. We have just completed 37 years of activity worldwide and are now at a crucial point of opportunity for our organization. Your support will be critical to the sustenance and future of our work!

Last year you helped us raise $46,000 to prepare for National Geographic coverage and to finance Socrates Now performances in underserved communities. A triumphant showing in the NGS /PBS The Greeks  and 50 performances later in Russia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, France, the US and Saudi Arabia, have shown what we can do with a little help from our friends.

In the last three years (2014-16) we have performed in 35 cities in 15 countries, and held workshops and master classes in major universities and neighborhood schools. In the next three years (2017-19) we will be developing and presenting the Maori Bacchae, the Republic, Theatre Of Peace and The Stones Speak, along with our current Socrates Now, Cavafy and Birth Of A Nation, in actually every continent, except Antarctica.

In close collaboration with the visionary culture management company in Athens, we are now…
           building a strong and creative board of directors, committed to guiding this four-decades-old institution through the straits of a world in crisis and preserving it as a successful model of Greek cultural diplomacy;
           assembling a spirited artistic and managerial staff in the areas of production, fundraising and audience development, thus broadening our repertory, enlarging our international pool of collaborators, developing mechanisms for consistent financial support of projects and operations, and accepting invitations to bring our shows to Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dakar, Iran, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, Scotland, Australia, Belgium, the US, Greece, Germany and the UK;
           working with innovative academic colleagues to design intercultural artistic and educational models that we hope will engage and serve our young audiences for generations to come.

Please join us as co-Sponsors of our vision by making a tax-deductible donation today! We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization, and we are aiming to (crowd)rise from $46,000 to $250,000 in order to successfully realize our current international projects.

Any amount you desire to give, from $50 to $500 to $5,000 to $50,000, will help bring EllinikoTheatro where it is most needed: in the thick of dialogue among the citizens of the world!


Efharistoume poly. (We thank you)                                                

Yannis Simonides
Artistic Director

Vassilis Grigoropoulos
Managing Director