In 2016, the National Theatre of Greece set up the International Workshop on Ancient Drama in collaboration with the European Cultural Centre of Delphi. The workshop is run under the auspices and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, and is part of the ministry’s Ancient Drama Network.
The intensive two-week workshop takes place every summer at Delphi on a specific topic drawn from ancient drama. The workshop is intended for young theatre professionals from Greece and abroad, including actors with at least two years’ experience, directors, set designers, costume designers, choreographers and other theatre creatives, who want to deepen their study of ancient drama through in-depth focus with a practical foundation.
Those taking part in the workshop acquire specialist knowledge of ancient drama, while at the same time having the opportunity to work and live together, sharing their experiences, knowledge and skills in a creative environment.
Daily sessions include voice and body exercises, analysis and study, and acting. At the same time, additional educational activities are organised, which include visiting the ancient site of Delphi and the Museum, and attending performances of major works of ancient drama.
In 2016, the head of the workshop was the actress and director Lydia Koniordou, with the participation of the choreographer Marianna Kavallieratou.
In 2017, the head of the workshop was the director Michael Marmarinos with the participation of the German set designer Andrea Schimdt-Futterer and the Russian theatre historian Dmitry Trubotchkin.
In 2018, the head of the workshop was the director Katerina Evangelatou with the participation of the her two long-term associates, the choreographer Patricia Apergi and the composer Giorgos Poulios.
In 2019, the head of the workshop were artists from the University of Yale (U.S.A.) and Thodoris Abazis, Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Greece.
In 2022, the head of the workshop was the director Thanos Papakonstantinou in collaboration with Konstantina Angelopoulou (vocal training) and Candy Carra (physical training).
In 2023, the head of the workshop was the actress Aglaia Pappa, with the collaboration of the Italian actress and trainer at the Ronconi School of the Piccolo Teatro, Diana Manea.
Latest updated: 09/10/2023