The Greek Play Project. A bridge between …


Who is behind this?

Eirini Mountraki

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

GPP aspires to be a bilingual platform created to promote contemporary Greek playwriting; is a dynamic network of collaborations and activities.An open space for information and exchange of views.It is an effort to give prominence to Greek dramaturgy and encourage discussion and action around it.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Greek Theatre is the root of all western theatre. Besides the differences of the national dramaturgies we can always “discover” a common tradition and common roots. Greek Play Project is a platform of valuable information and a rich source of Greek culture, communicating its message around the world. The GPP has a unique key role. It is at the same time a scientific mapping of contemporary Greek dramaturgy, a dynamic archive, an artistic bridge, a passport for new collaborations, a challenge for new creations, an important collaborator for artists, a media where theoretic speech is voiced and encouraged. GPP aims to communicate its message beyond Greece’s borders. It is more important than ever today to understand that we need to find ways of understanding and existing together.

What is your impact?

Our aim is to expand the GPP’s activities through a variety of new actions. We desire that GPP opens up a European door to contemporary Greek playwriting, creating a network that will support new as well as established Greek playwrights. A variety of trends, schools and methods are met and evaluated; suggestions and concerns are posed; anxieties and dreams are captured. The result is a diverse albeit charming landscape, a dynamically-articulated speech and a writing that frequently surpasses the local, to reach – like great art does – the universal. Our goal is to connect Greek Dramaturgy with the European scenes and to create a platform for exchanging ideas becoming in the end a platform that will support and promote the progress of European Dramaturgy in the whole.

How do you get there?

• We just announced a contest for an original Greek Play – that play that will be awarded first prize will be staged. Our goal is to run this contest annually as well as seek European partners to present the winning plays abroad.
• Organize a festival inviting european groups to come in Greece and perform productions of Greek plays (spring 2016).
• Liaise with European theatre theorists and invite them to work on Greek Dramaturgy and its European perspectives. Furthermore organize a conference (2016) on Greek Playwriting inviting people that work abroad under the title European Perspectives on Greek Dramaturgy.
• Organize workshops on playwriting inviting already noted playwrights from Greece and Europe to work with new playwrights (2015-16).
• Translation of 5 plays(2015-16).

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€ 40000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses




Idea created on April 11, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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