Techniques for creating documentary performances
Georgia Mavragani, Director
a workshop part of the YouthDOCs Short Traing Course
workshop language: Greek & English
In this main workshop we will explore some basic principles that specify the theatrical art and acting, we will get in touch with the art and technique of theatrical storytelling and finally learn how elements that seem to be outside the theater field, such as historical data, interviews and other "documents" etc, which can be excellent materials for a theatrical performance.
Participants are asked to bring a topic, an idea, an image, a song, a text, a material of their previous investigation, a "document", anything that could be a motive, in order to explore together, how this idea could become a theatrical performance.
Georgia Mavragani lives in Athens. She studied pedagogy in the University of Patras and Theatre at The University Athens, Department of Theatre Studies and in the Master Section of DasArts school in Amsterdam. Between 2000-2004 she worked as an assistant director with many important Greek theater directors such as Giannis Houvardas, Michael Marmarinos, Giannis Moschos, Vicky Georgiadi, Theodoros Gonis. Since 2004 she has directed, among other, the performances: “The Maids” of Jean Genet, “Tabataba” of Bernard-Marie Koltès, “Fairytaile for two” of Philip Ridley, “Happy end” of Truman Capote, “Requiem” of Fernando Renjifo, “Fragile” (original performances), and many theatre documentary plays. She teaches acting at drama school Delos in Athens. At the same time works, since 2003, as a teacher in public primary schools. In 2005 she founded the theater group Happy End.