Applied Theatre in Greece: Skipping from Crisis to Crisis


This paper explores the emergence of applied and online theatre in Greece. The authors present the appearance of the term Applied Theatre in the Greek literature as well as three examples of applied theatre praxis. These case studies have been implemented in various contexts by different agencies during the country’s recent debt crisis. Moreover, online theatre is being discussed as a spontaneous reaction of theatre industry to health crisis caused by the expansion of COVID-19 virus. The paper raises concerns on theatre’s standing in the post pandemic era, focusing on theatre’s potential in times of social, political and economic adversity.

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