The Experimental Stage of the National Theatre of Greece is reopening after a two-year hiatus, now as the Experimental Stage for Emerging Artists. Continuing the work of Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris, who took over the reins from Stathis Livathinos and Nikos Perelis, the Experimental Stage will be a space for new and unexpected ideas, a meeting space for creative interaction and exploration, for discovering new methods and new voices. As its title promises, the next three years at the Experimental Stage for Emerging Artists will find and showcase promising creators who are just setting out on their careers and give them a forum to realise their potential. This season, we aim primarily:
- To raise the profile of the creative arts in Greece with productions whose raw material comes from people who live and work in this country, selecting ideas and plays by creators in today’s Greece.
- To open a dialogue on what can constitute raw material for the theatre. That’s why we have selected productions with completely different starting points: a play, literary texts, devised material, true stories and a performance based on images rather than words.
At the same time, various parallel events will be organised, including lectures and discussions with both young and more established creators, allowing us to foster inspiration, exchange knowledge and experiences, and reflect on the art of the theatre and its function.
Believing in the benefits of open procedures, we issued an open call for directors and selected actors through a well-attended open audition. Finally, we have faith in a theatre that is political, provocative and at the same time empathetic, and as such, I trust that the Experimental Stage for Emerging Artists will become a forum where the voice of the younger generation in the theatre community will be heard.
Latest updated: 18/09/2023