"Young Theatre Voices 2016" Workshop
24-30 August 2016.
This is a workshop for 13-20yrs old young people who wish to take part in the Theatre Summer Camp "Pelion 2016" organised by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network at Agios Ioannis Beach, Pelion Greece
The workshop is offered within the Camp premises and with the same timetable as all the other "Main Workshops" of the Camp.
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"Youth and Identities: theatre as a process"
facilitators: Irene Koumparouli actress & Hara Tsoukala economics teacher and youth facilitator
language Greek & English
With our Body as a vehicle, our Psychic-mental force but also our imagination, we will attempt to dive in the concept of Identity in the weird timeframe of youth.
The workshop will move in two axes. The dipole “me the self” and “the other”.
The first Axis is the material produced from the self. We will try to legalize here and now the paradoxical universe each adolescent carries. Through improvisations and texts written by the young attendees themselves, we listen their thoughts and feel their culture, their voice.
The second axis revolves around the team’s mechanisms. Through Games, exercises, improvisations and many more practices we will attempt to reevaluate our relationship with space, time and others. Me and The others as one Body.
By borrowing theater’s tools our aim is to study of the concept of passage. Like a half step between Me and the Group, between my innermost part and the most foreign.
Irene Koumparouli graduated from Polytechnic school of Architecture (2011). She wrote and presented her Diploma thesis with subject “a house for Children's Ombudsman _ a system of theatrical and Youth action in public space.” In 2013, in the Kakoyiannis Institute, she participated in the “Anamesa”,a festival supporting children with special needs and presenting a motion for the strengthening of child expression in the public “scene”. As of today she is a post graduate student at the Architecture department of the National Technical University of Athens. Her main area of research is the incorporation of the theatrical codes in the structure , the interpretation and the meaning of space. From 2011 until 2013 she studied in the Nelly Karra Acting School. As an actress she has worked with Directors such as Lili Meleme, George Hatzidakis, Elena Vogli, Monika Kolokotroni, and Katerina Skourli. Since 2005 she works with George Moshos in a Theatre workshop for children aged five to seven. She established summer theatre workshop in the island of Folegandros for children and adolescents, the theatre group of New Iraklion’s second Lyceum and works with the theatre group «Grasshopper Youth» of Sofia Vgenopoulou working with youth teams for the fifth and sixth Youth Theatre Festival. She has also worked with the organization EDRA to coordinate teams of drama therapy and theatre workshops in towns across Greece. Also she works with the book publishing firm Metaixmio bridging the concepts of children’s books with theatrical education.
Hara Tsoukala is a graduate of Athens University of Economics and Business, department of Economics. She has also a BA in Economics ( Deree College, Athens) and a Master of Arts in Economics ( University of KENT, UK). Until June 2014 she served in Secondary Education, teaching Economics, Sociology and Politics in Public Lyceums. She is afounding member of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network (TENet-Gr) ( 1998) and has taken part in numerous theatrical workshops, International Conferences and Summer Camps, organized by TENet. She participated in the project “Theatre Skills and the Multicultural School Environment”, Athens-London 1999, attending workshops of drama education and theatre training at the Central School of Speech and Drama ( London). She facilitated the theatre group at the Lyceum of Vouliagmeni Athens (1997-2014): direction/production of 16 theatre plays, two of which won the 1st prize in the Panhellenic Art School Competitions (2005, 2006), coordination/facilitation of workshops (2003-2014) and direction of a performance, “The fear of the Other” with participation of Greek and Swedish students( presentation at the 6th International Conference of TENet, 2008), direction of a short performance, dramatizing the “Gaza Monologues” ( Theatre of NEOS KOSMOS, Athens, 17/10/2010). She facilitated a theatre workshop at Korydallos prison, Athens (2010). From 2003 until 2014, she facilitated summer theatre workshops, she directed performances with children aged 5-14 and she organized reading of fairy tales in Korifi village, Western Macedonia North Greece. She participated in the theatre workshops of the project “Social ARTpreneurship for Innovative Solutions” (Barcelona, June 2015). Since September 2015, she is the coordinator of the Athens office of TENet. She also coordinates the project “Monologues across the Aegean sea” , part of the program "it could be me - it could be you", organised by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network in collaboration with UNHCR Greece and NGO "Praksis"( since April 2016).