Type: Theatre

Out Cry

Sous l’oiel d’ Oedipe (Under the Eye of Oedipus), from the french director and playwright Joël Jouanneau, an ironic title given that his Oedipus blinds himself with a razor (onstage) just 20 minutes into this three-hour play. Jouanneau borrows from Sophocles and Euripides for his fairly straightforward retelling of the history of Oedipus. Jouanneau’s original contribution to the well-worn tale is a very sympathetic portrait of Oedipus, who comes to regret his eye-gouging.

Femme et Loup

Presented at Panta Theatre in Caen, France featuring a French cast and subsequently at the International Festival Dimitria (Thessaloniki) and the Piraeus Municipal Theatre featuring a Greek cast
An allegory about the place of women, the relations of the two sexes and the clash between Nature and Civilization in today’s society. The performance draws from the Beauty and the Beast, -only this time the Beast in within the Beauty!- and as the piece evolves you are invited to confront the darkest side on earth: your own Beast.

Richard II

The spectator floats into visual installations inspired by the world of Francis Bacon and panoramas of a city in tear-gas. What do spectators reserve for their own Richard? Will they lynch the politician? Will they suggest a way out?

Touching the Bottom of the Sea

Elli Papakonstantinou brings her directorial daring to bear on the Touching the Bottom of the Sea, in which, as she notes, “The lead role is played by the home, a ‘living’ home/ set which is gradually deconstructed to reveal the clash between the reality of survival and the no-place dead-end of the straitened bourgeois world”.

Ma Vie de Chandelles

Sous l’oiel d’ Oedipe (Under the Eye of Oedipus), from the french director and playwright Joël Jouanneau, an ironic title given that his Oedipus blinds himself with a razor (onstage) just 20 minutes into this three-hour play. Jouanneau borrows from Sophocles and Euripides for his fairly straightforward retelling of the history of Oedipus. Jouanneau’s original contribution to the well-worn tale is a very sympathetic portrait of Oedipus, who comes to regret his eye-gouging.

Out Cry

Based on radio-play Three Women by Sylvia Plath the cast of four in a kitchen, where Plath’s most crucial life episodes happened, “trapped” with sensors; live sound composition is interwoven dynamically with cooking, text, dance. The performers cook throughout the performance and at the end, they serve and join their audience for dinner.

Sous l’oiel d’Oedipe

A staging of Joël Jouanneau play about the house of Labdacides.

The Country

Richard and his wife Corinne have moved to the country to start a new life, but for Richard this also means kicking his crippling drug addiction. It gradually emerges that all is not as it seems, and so begins a chain of events that sees their rural idyll smashed by adultery and alienation.This is the first staging The Country by Martin Crimp in Greece.

The Sound of the Gun

In 1999, Border Crossings collaborated with Athlon (Greece) to commission a new version of Aeschylus SUPPLIANTS from South African writer Tamantha Hammerschlag, with the support of the Arts Council. Directed by Elli Papakonstantinou, the play showed a powerful engagement with war and refugees, telling the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who flee from persecution, only to find themselves subjected to enforced marriages. Tamntha Hammerschlag went on to develop the play further in South Africa, working with refugee women there.

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A Night of Secrets

In 1999, Border Crossings collaborated with Athlon (Greece) to commission a new version of Aeschylus SUPPLIANTS from South African writer Tamantha Hammerschlag, with the support of the Arts Council. Directed by Elli Papakonstantinou, the play showed a powerful engagement with war and refugees, telling the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who flee from persecution, only to find themselves subjected to enforced marriages. Tamntha Hammerschlag went on to develop the play further in South Africa, working with refugee women there.

bordercrossings.org.uk

Faith

Ken and Lisa after four years of wedding are confronted with their lies and secrets. While their relationship is in danger, they decide to film each other 24hrs a day! Privacy and personal freedom reconsidered for the sake of love?
The show involved new media and real time video.

The Mysterious Mr Love

The performance drew material directly from the workshop of the Fourth Summer Academy of the National Theatre and at the same time was the application and continuation of the operating mechanisms developed in the performances with the general title: ODC… after Homer. Main axis is the pursuit of a new narrative/storytelling operation through the Homeric”Odyssey”. During the workshop has been developed the narrative/storytelling operation in pre-theatre texts interpreted by musicians in parallel route with the actors.

They’re Playing our Song

This piece is a comedy musical for two, ‘a musical theatre in a nutshell’, while even cars come on stage! With today’s New York as a background, this hilarious, but at times touching, story by Neil Simon narrates the birth of a great love between the composer Vernon Gersch and lyricist Sonia Walsk. He is charming, successful, wealthy and he has an Oscar. She is miserable, charming, clumsy, dressed in theater costumes but stubborn and confident of her talent. Sonia’s dream was to work with the famous composer. Proving once again the ancient theory that “The opposites are attracted”, this thrilling story of laughter and music, ends up in the unexpected finale.

Destiny

The performance drew material directly from the workshop of the Fourth Summer Academy of the National Theatre and at the same time was the application and continuation of the operating mechanisms developed in the performances with the general title: ODC… after Homer. Main axis is the pursuit of a new narrative/storytelling operation through the Homeric”Odyssey”. During the workshop has been developed the narrative/storytelling operation in pre-theatre texts interpreted by musicians in parallel route with the actors.

The Iron

Rona Munro’s Iron is a psychological drama set in a women’s prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them. The play starts with the first visit by 25-year-old Josie to her mother, Fay, who has served 15 years of a life sentence for killing Josie’s father. Josie, a divorced and lonely career woman, wants to rediscover her past.

The Decameron of Women

The Decameron of Women/A Piece for Six Performers by Julia Voznesenskaya. Storytelling from the Soviet Union of the 70’s, combining live music and devised scenes by a female cast of six and directed by Elli Papakostantinou. Nominated for the Audience’s Award for Best Performance 2000-2001 at Lakis Lazopoulos, IVI Theatre, Athens and attended by more than 16,000 people.

The Suppliants after Aeschylus after Kossovo

In 1999, Border Crossings collaborated with Athlon (Greece) to commission a new version of Aeschylus SUPPLIANTS from South African writer Tamantha Hammerschlag, with the support of the Arts Council. Directed by Elli Papakonstantinou, the play showed a powerful engagement with war and refugees, telling the story of the fifty daughters of Danaus who flee from persecution, only to find themselves subjected to enforced marriages. Tamntha Hammerschlag went on to develop the play further in South Africa, working with refugee women there.

bordercrossings.org.uk

Ajax

Nine Lives Ten Tales by Lil Warren. A new play about the life of a woman in the East End of London, directed by Elli Papakonstantinou. Performed at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), London, the Edinburgh Festival and other London venues including, The King’s Head, The Studio Theatre (Surrey) and The Knives and Hens.

Choice of the Festival | The Scotsman
Critic’s Choice | The Evening Standard

Nine Lives, Ten Tales

Nine Lives Ten Tales by Lil Warren. An awarded play about the life of a woman in the East End of London. Performed at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), London, the Edinburgh Festival and other London venues including, The King’s Head, The Studio Theatre (Surrey) and The Knives and Hens.

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OUR SITEMAP
ODCity

ODC Ensemble

ODC Publi

A Θeatre in Times of Crisis
Nefeli Editions | 2018

Destiny

Destiny | 2004

Happiness Unl

Happiness Unlimited | 2016

Stream Voices

Streams of Voices | 2003

Utopia

Elli Papakonstantinou
Performance Director, Activist

NightSecret

A Night of Secrets | 2007

SoundGun

The Sound of the Gun | 2008

Mr Love

The Mysterious Mr Love | 2005

Happiness Tree

Tree of Happiness | 2017

Faith

Faith | 2006

PlayingSong

They’re Playing our Song | 2005

Louisette

Louisette: The Backstage of Revolution | 2017

Kitchen

Viciousness in the Kitchen | 2010

Cave

The Cave | 2018

Kazin

Każin Barokk | 2018

Nine Lives

Nine Lives, Ten Tails | 1997

Athens Revolt

Revolt Athenς | 2015

Debtocrazy

Debtocrazy Revolutions | 2015

Suppliants

The Suppliants after Aeschylus after Kossovo | 1999

Richard II

Richard II | 2014

Ajax

Ajax | 1998

OutCry 2

Out Cry | 2016

OutCry 1

Out Cry | 2011

LOeil

Sous l’oiel d’Oedipe | 2010

Skin

Skin [Δέρμα] | 2012

Woyzeck

Woyzeck Quartet | 2012

AtoΩ

From Α to Ω | 2010

Country

The Country | 2009

The Iron

The Iron | 2004

After Homer

ODC …After Homer | 2002-04

HomerODC

ODC, after Homer’s Odyssey | 2009

MaVie de Chant

Ma Vie de Chandelles | 2012

Sea Bottom

Touching the Bottom of the Sea | 2013

Oedipus

Oedipus: Sex with Mum was Blinding | Upcoming

FemmeLoup

Femme et Loup | 2014

Decameron

The Decameron of Women | 2000

Ships

The Ships | 2005

Meta

Mετά [After] | 2011

Lettre aux

Lettre aux Jeunes Acteurs | 2008

Vyrsodepseio

Vyrsodepseio
Art Space | Athens

WintersTale

A Winter’s Tale | 2021

FUTURE EVENTS

25sepAll Day29BAM Theatre, New YorkOedipus, Sex with Mum was Blinding

07octAll DayDimitria Festival 2019, GRREVOLT ATHENΣ – Thessaloniki, Concert Hall, Greece

07octAll Day08Dimitria Festival 2019, GRTHE CAVE – Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Greece

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