DATE AND VENUE
Lasts app. 75’; no intermission.
Greek with Turkish surtitles.
After the Play: Q & A with directors and performers. (30 November)
EUROPOLY PROJECT: ONASSIS STEGI-ATHENS & GOETHE-INSTITUT
- Research, Text & Direction: Anestis Azas & Prodromos Tsinikoris
- Dramaturgy: Margarita Tsomou
- Set Design & Costumes: Eleni Stroulia, Andreas Andreou
- Assistant to the Set Design and Costumes: Zaira Falirea
- Lighting: Eliza Alexandropoulou
- Music: Panagiotis Manouilidis
- Video: Nikos Pastras
- Assistant Directors: Ioanna Valsamidou, Liana Taousiani
- Production Management: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos
- Puppet Construction: Yiannis Katranitsas
- Appearing in Video: Nelly Kambouri
- Performers: Mabel Matchidiso Mosana, Rositsa Pandalieva, Fredalyn Resurreccion Hellrung, Drita Shehi, Valentina Ursache
- Co-produced by: Onassis STEGI & Goethe-Institut, EUROPOLY in the context of EUROPOLY project
- Touring Support: Onassis STEGI
EUROPOLY is a project of the Goethe-Institutes in Europe in cooperation with the Münchner Kammerspiele, Onassis STEGI, Sirenos -Vilnius International Theatre Festival, Teatro Maria Matos Lisbon and Tiger Dublin Fringe.
“Is a better life possible?” A question that renders class, social status and gender meaningless; who hasn’t asked themselves if a better life is possible?... Especially in some places around the world, when conditions make life more challenging and complicated, this question is asked more frequently and a journey towards “better” begins. It is not what we think is “better” but where we hope to arrive and what awaits us that shapes our lives and views. Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris have had the chance to work with Rimini Protokoll, the renowned documentary theatre company, and their staged productions have been invited to prominent festivals. They have focused on this question and turned the migrant women who arrive at Athens hoping for a better life into the “heroes” of Clean City. The cast of the play consists of five women that continue to work as cleaning staff in their daily lives. Clean City has been staged in many venues ranging from Maxim Gorki Theatre to Münchner Kammerspiele, in numerous European cities and appeared before the audiences at prominent world venues. The play deals with women’s migration, the troubles migrant cleaning women face through concepts of “cleanliness” and “purity”. In Clean City, you will listen to realistically staged stories from their real owners.