“it could be me – it could be you”

an awareness raising project on refugees and human rights
using theatre/drama techniques

“The colorful immigration of the butterfly”
a Forum Theatre project

“The colorful immigration of the butterfly” is a forum theatre performance and a drama workshop that negotiates issues like solidarity, the acceptance of the “other”, racist speech and the handling of xenophobia.
The project addresses teenagers, teachers and members of the broader educational community. It encourages participants to face personal and social attitudes, ideals, desires and responsibilities.

Devised and directed by Christina Krithari
Developed by Christina Krithari, Antonella Hira, Vassilis Vopis, Eleftheria Sikinioti, Vasilena Mitsiadi
Produced by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network in association with UNHCR Greece
First presented: 22 August 2016 Trikala, Greece

The project is approved by the Institute of Educational Policy (IEP) and the Greek Ministry of Education.

Duration: 2,5 hours.

The parts
Part A: body and mind energizer games as a means of introduction to the drama tools and the interdisciplinary concepts that will follow. Next, the “compound stimulus” takes place with elements from Image Theatre and Document Theatre techniques.
Part B: performance of “The colorful immigration of the butterfly” which is followed by a discussion of the play’s characters by way of the “hot chair” technique.
Part C: the “Forum”, during which the performance is played again and the audience intervenes on stage trying to empower the character that is in need and to lead the story to a different ending through improvisations.

Realisation: “The colorful immigration of the butterfly” project was created in the context of the “it could be me – it could be you” project that is being organised and implemented by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in cooperation with the UNHCR Greece. 

Info. 2106541600 / www.TheatroEdu.gr / humanrights@theatroedu.gr
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SHORT CALENDAR 2016


2017_1_29 Thessaloniki. Training seminar for new facilitators – forum (3c)
2017_1_15 Athens. Training seminar for new facilitators – forum (3c)
2016_12_13 Trikala, 19:00 at Matsopoulos’ Mill. Presentation of the drama project “The colorful immigration of the butterfly” to teachers and students. Drama pedagogues-actors participating: Vasilena Mitsiadi, Vasilis Vopis, Eleftheria Sikinioti. Joker: Christina Krithari, Antonella Hira (4)
2016_12_11 Patras. Training seminar for new facilitators – forum (3c)
2016_12_3 Athens. “The colorful immigration of the butterfly”. Performance for teachers at the French Institute of Athens. Participating: Christina Krithari, Vasilena Mitsiadi, Vasilis Vopis, Eleftheria Sikinioti (4)
2016_12_3 Athens. Seminar for new facilitators – forum (3c)
2016_11_29-1/12 Ioannina. Seminar for new facilitators – forum (3c)
2016_11_24-28 Corfu. Training seminar for new facilitators – forum (3c)
2016_11_7-9 Rhodes. Seminar for new facilitators – forum (3c)
2016_11_2 Trikala. “The colorful immigration of the butterfly”. Performance for the Municipal Young Theatre Group of Trikala for 16 students (4)
2016_10_20-24 Patras-Kamares. Training seminar for new facilitators – forum (3c)
2016_10_1-2 Athens. Seminar for new facilitators at Forum (3c)
2016_9_24 Kirinthos, Euboea. Presentation to 25 members of the Meeting of Theatre of the OppressedGroups (3c)
2016_8_22 Trikala. Presentation to 20 students and parents of the theatre workshop of Trikala. (4)
2016 June-July. Trikala. Research, preparation