The Modern Greek Studies Program, Department of Classics, Georgetown University
The Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University
In collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture
And EUNIC DC “Protecting Our Heritage” 2016 Program,
Cordially invite you to a panel discussion on
"Ancient Greek Theater(s) in Modern Landscapes:
survival, practices, revival and reinterpretations"
Friday, April 22, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Bunn Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University
In Greece, ancient theaters dot the landscape. Quite a few host theatrical events nowadays, including artists from all over the world. While "theater-going" was a profoundly different experience in Ancient Greece, enjoying performances in the outdoors today is still a magical experience . Our panel will transport you through time so that you can explore the multifaceted role theater played, and still plays, in the life of the polis: a religious and political experience in antiquity, an impressive revival of monument and plays in the modern landscape. Much of the current revival has been stimulated by the Greek grassroots organization DIAZOMA, and their outstanding effort to preserve and revive ancient theaters throughout Greece. Our evening is a tribute to them and to all those around the world who are dedicated to keeping Hellenic civilization alive for us and future generations.
Please join our distinguished panelists and be part of a discussion on Greek Theater(s) in the life of the Polis, then and now!
The event is open to the public. No RSVP is required.