The play-project After the Campsite is the outcome of the annual workshop which the National Theatre of Northern Greece runs for young refugees. It is not a play about
The play-project After the Campsite is the outcome of the annual workshop which the National Theatre of Northern Greece runs for young refugees. It is not a play about the refugee crisis, but a play about the crisis of European values, now that history has made it clear that Europe is anything but a Union. The project chooses not to focus melodramatically on the past, on lost homelands and all things left behind. Instead, it attempts to highlight the hopes and dreams of young refugees for a better future and the ways in which they adapt to their new life.
The production was selected to participate in the “The Future of Europe—International Theatre Festival”. It was staged at the Schauspiel Stuttgard in June 2018, along with productions from Piccolo Teatro (Milan), Célestins Théâtre (Lyons), the National Theatre of Greece (Athens), the National Theatre of Catalonia (Barcelona) and Vigszinhaz (Budapest). It thus became part of the joint work of several European theatres which created an artistic and discursive space in which international artists explore the topic of the future of Europe and the potential for an “open European society”.
Director-Writer-Set design-Lighting design: Mihalis Sionas
Music Composition: Giannis Tsemperlidis, Mihalis Sionas
Live Performance: Timoleon Papadopoulos, Giannis Tsemperlidis
Movement: Eddie Lame
First Assistant Director: Nikolas Maragkopoulos
Second Assistant Director: Lila Vlachopoulou
Third Assistant Director: Konstantina Vaitsi (IEK Akmi student / intern)
Production Photography: Tasos Thomoglou
Production Coordinator: Eva Koumandraki
Cast: Stefania Zora, Timoleon Papadopoulos, Giannis Tsemperlidis
Note from the director, the first assistant director, the second assistant director, the choreographer and the actors:
The performance is dedicated to Masoome, Mohadeseh, Aya, Nazanin, Fateme, Daniel, Yunes, Partiman, Elias, Mohammad, Asifa, Atifa, Morteza, Sara, Boshra and all the members of the workshop for the young refugees of the NTNG, their families, and everyone else who is in the same position.
Sincere thanks go to: Amalia Kontogianni, AlexisTzenos, Christos Broufas, Athina Paraponiari, Anastasia Founta and her students of the 2nd High School of Kalamaria.
‘’ Greek theatre has rarely been as self-aware, lively and indispensable –and even more rarely, with so many perspectives that harmonize in a single context– as during After the Campsite.’’
Francesco Chiaro, teatro.persinsala.it – Italy
‘’In addition to commenting on the tragedy of the refugee crisis, the show is a commentary on a Europe that practices unfair austerity policies to fill the gaps in the pockets of those who conceptualized it, trapping millions of young people in a morbid state of poverty and leading them to self-contradiction and despair.’’
Eva Tsoukala, parallaximag.gr
‘’The show was designed for a modern theatre and an experienced audience […] The intensity, eagerness and the nerve of the three young actors were felt throughout the performance in their bodies, their movements and their vocal performance[…] ‘’
Maria Doukaki, artic.gr
A graduate of the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece and founding member of the musical ensemble The Prefabricated Quartet. As an actor, he participated in a number of productions of the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Orestes and Knights, among others. With his own theatre group “Kunst”, he directed Nordost and Orestes. He also directed Midsummer Night’s Dream with the group “Thesis”. In addition to his work as a director, he is now teaching acting in the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece.
A graduate (with Honours) of the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece. She has also trained in dancing and singing techniques. She has thus far participated as an actress in a number of productions, directed by T. Moschopoulos, T. Chanos, M. Sionas, K. Vasileiadou and C. Pechlivanidis.
A graduate of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece. He has been working as an actor in various performances and films, with directors like M. Sionas, C. Chatzivasiliou, C. Grauzinis, P. Karkanevatos, T. Teguia. He is also a founding member of the metal sculpture and pottery creative laboratory “Teras” in Thessaloniki.
A graduate of the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece. As an actor he has collaborated with a number of directors ( A. Voutsinas, G.Chouvardas, N.Milivoyievits,Ch. Grauzinis, St.Livathinos, A.Karazisis ,G.Kakleas, K. Rigos etc). As a performer, he took part in Reworks Festival, Bienalle Athens Festival, and as a musician he composed the music for the biography play Sevas Chanoum and the original music score for the play Los Topographos. His work as an actor also includes small and lead parts in TV series.
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