Sifnos Crisis Theatre Workshop

60 European citizens committed to creating theatre that proposes new storytelling experiences about the recent financial crisis.

What is Sifnos Crisis Theatre workshop?


Sifnos Crisis questions the climate of crisis in Europe through a theatre cooperation involving 7 countries as partners: Greece, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Spain, UK and France, and also guests participants from the 4 corners of Europe and even the whole world. The project asks how can we as European citizens play our “roles on stage” within a media and politically saturated public environment? How might we provoke and stimulate our communities? And bring them together in order to engage in a different kind of story telling about the crisis?

In the 7 participating countries, artists, researchers, community leaders, public figures, students and youth groups has developed a body of text gathering testimonies about the crisis. They have also explored our European myth heritage that may question our world today. This summer, in Sifnos island (Greece), they will experience a two weeks workshop confronting their material for a common theatrical proposition.

This Sifnos Crisis meeting is one way of taking “the pulse” of what Europe’s citizens are currently facing; and examining at close range the imposed economic and moral violence that is threatening to divide us. In the spirit of current citizen-led movements, Sifnos Crisis aims to bring onto “the stage” a contemporary response to the world as we are experiencing and living it today.

Period: 29 June / 15 July

Participants: 65 from 12 countries

With the support of the Youth in Action program of the European Union 

and OFAJ/DFJW (The Franco-German Youth Office)

and the Sifnos City Council

Organization: Mezzanine Spectacles and Panteion University Research Committee, in partnership with Sifnos City Council

Mezzanine Spectacles, Toulouse, France / Juliette Bompoint, Julie Paule

Panteion University Research Committee, Athens, Greece / Yangos Andreadis

The International Theatre, Rome, Italy / Tomaso Thellung de Courtelary, Alfredo Angelici

Ex Quorun, Evora, Portugal / Hugo Miguel de Matos Coelho

Bildung und Integration, Berlin, Germany / Holger Gumz

Ortzai Theater Laboratory, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain / Iker Ortiz

Act up, London, United Kingdom / Gemma Lloyd


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