Forum: Live Arts and Social Unrest: The Greek crisis case

Saturday 4th October 3-4:30pm The Crack House

How can art be re-defined in times of crisis? Several “snapshots” will be presented from the Greek reality of the past five years, in order to discuss how the crisis has made dominant morals more conservative and social reactions more extreme, ultimately polarizing local communities. The effect of the crisis in live arts practice will serve as a case study and Ms Tzirtzilaki will share her own experience as a Greek theater maker, presenting some of her latest work.

Performed by Eugenia Tzirtzilaki, Eleanor Stankiewicz, Alicia Talbot.

Eugenia Tzirtzilaki studied Journalism, Photography and Acting in Athens and Stage Directing (MFA) at Brooklyn College (NY). In 2003 she was awarded the Zoel Zwick Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theater. Her work has been presented in a number of institutions in the USA, Greece, Poland, Denmark and Cyprus.

Eleanor Stankiewicz graduated from NIDA (Acting) in 2013. She is an advocate for new work and most recently appeared as Catherine in State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Neighbourhood Watch.

Alicia Talbot is an independent director, maker and curator working in contemporary theatre and performance. Alicia was curator of the 2013 Australian Theatre Forum and Artistic Director of Urban Theatre Projects (2001 – 2012).