Athens International Conference 2018
Theatre/Drama and Performing Arts in Education
Utopia or Necessity?

Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in the 20th anniversary of its foundation (1998-2018), in partnership with the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA) and in collaboration with a number of academic, professional and artistic institutions in Greece and abroad, is organizing the 8th Athens International Conference on Theatre and Performing Arts in Education.

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Invited speakers - Paper contributors - Workshop facilitators

Antonella Hira

Antonella Hira

Actress, drama pedagogue

Antonella Hira is currently working as an actress, theater director and facilitator of workshops for children and adults since 1999 (Municipal Theater of Trikala, Regional Theater of Thessaly, and others). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Education from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Formal member of the Greek Trade Union of actors. She has attended an annual training course in drama games in education by Lakis Kouretzis. She is currently the arts manager of The Mill of the Elves, the most popular Christmas theme project in Greece, for nine consecutive years. She has also been the arts manager of the Theater Festival for children and adolescents of the Thessaloniki International Fair of TIF HELLEXPO for two years. She has been the Central Greece regional coordinator for the Hellenic Theatre/Drama Education Network (TENet-Gr) and currently a member and the local coordinator of Trikala as well as an educator/trainer for teachers and drama practitioners in “It could be me; It could be you” project (implemented by TENet-Gr in association with and support of UNHCR Greece-UN Agency for Refugees). She performed as an actress in the forum theater educational project of “Escape” and as a facilitator in the educational project of “The multicolor migration of the butterfly”. She directed the Thessalian School Festival of the “Monologues across the Aegean Sea” project (2017), and the School Festival of “It could be me; it could be you” project in Trikala and Karditsa as well (2018). She participated as a facilitator in the implementation of the OBLOMOV (Obesity and Low Motility victims) Erasmus+ Project, a Sport collaborative partnership of the University of Thessaly (Department of Physical Education and Exercise Sciences), Piccolo Teatro of Milan, and five other European educational institutions.