2022-23: In its fifth year, Theatre in the New School reaches 20 new destinations in 8 regions of the country!
Out of 120 applications, 20 Middle Schools, General High Schools, Vocational High Schools, Special Schools, and Middle schools with high school classes were selected, which means that 400 young people aged 13 to 18 from different parts of Greece have begun their journey, along with 20 teachers and 10 artist-facilitators.
Theatre in the New School is a programme aimed at middle and high schools in the regions, and aims to create artistic bridges between the teenagers who live there and the National Theatre of Greece, while developing a network of mindful teachers, artists and young people who talk and create together.
The National Theatre of Greece has travelled a long way, both literally and metaphorically, reaching remote and inaccessible destinations by travelling many kilometres and nautical miles, from Sikinos and Mykonos to Lefkada, Vartholomio, Kalamata, Tripoli, Patras, Crete, Chalkida and Nafplio! To date, 80 schools and an equal number of teachers, and more than 1000 teenagers have taken part in the programme. The students’ eagerness to express themselves, communicate and create, and the need of teachers to be properly trained in how to approach and work with a theatre group, confirm the value of “learning by doing” through theatre. In this context, theatre practice becomes a highly creative and liberating tool for personal and social change and an arena for expression and meaningful dialogue, so that students and teachers work together towards the same goal: to talk about what concerns them and to imagine a better world.
Information: Fragkos Valantis, Head of programme coordination
Telephone: 2107001469 (ext. 321)
Latest updated: 09/10/2023