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THE GREEK THEATRE FOUNDATION

EllinikoTheatro (Greek Theatre Foundation) 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. The Greek Theatre Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization with 501(c)(3) status.

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EllinikoTheatro is an American non-profit, tax exempt organization with 501(c)(3) status.

 

“EllinikoTheatro invites Greek citizens and the citizens of the world to a continuous dialogue. It offers us an opportunity to listen to each other, all of us who believe we know everything. Just like Socrates said: in order to learn, one has to admit to knowing nothing“. Kathimerini Daily

 

For over 30 years, EllinikoTheatro has endeavored to bring classical, medieval and contemporary Greek literature and drama to theatres, festivals, schools, universities and communities around the world. Minimal sets and casts, and bi-lingual productions—often enhanced by surtitles in several languages—, along with post-performance discussions and seminars, render the work globally accessible and attractive to a wide range of hosts, audiences and sponsors.

 

Projects in Production & Development:

 

Socrates Now: An international tour-de-force of Plato’s Apology in an inspiring, humorous and human solo performance.

Maori Bacchae: Euripides’ Bacchae as conceived in recognition of the bond formed between Greece and New Zealand during the Battle of Crete and its aftermath.

Con-sti-tu-tion: A daring theatrical rendition of the arc of the argument in Plato’s Republic.  

LyrOdia (from the Greek 'λυρωδία': Song to be Sung to the Lyre): A cycle of programs on Greek poetry, music and song, in collaboration with the ancient instruments ensemble LyrAvlos

Cavafy – Poet of the City: The private universe and public persona of the beloved Alexandrine, and his redemption through the power of love, art, irony and the pleasures of learning.

Readers Theatre: Unique multi-art events in Athenian and international archaeological and historic sites.

Memoirs of Makriyannis: Seminal events and dimensions of the Greek War of Independence are complemented by revolutionary songs and frame a riveting solo performance.

Smyrne: A docudrama on genocide and population displacement through the prism of the Asia Minor upheavals in the early 20th century and the burning of Smyrne.