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

Georgios Bekiaris

Georgios Bekiaris

Primary school teacher, theatre theoretician, Greece

Georgios Bekiaris is a certified primary school teacher, as well as a theatre theoretician. He facilitates drama workshops for primary school students and youth groups. Asshadow theatre techniques have been one of his well-trained skills, he has directed in 2015, “Maypole of shadows and colors…”, a shadow theatre performance which was produced by Theatre-in-Education group PAiTheA (ΠAιΘέΑ), of which he is a founding member. He has also been a trainer in the workshops of the National Theatre, “Theatre near the teachers” in 2017.  In addition, he has contributed to the creation of “349’ to go…”, a TiE project about bullying, also produced by PAiTheA (ΠAιΘέΑ).He participated in the editing of new curricula and teachers’ guides for the subjects of Drama for primary education, Classroom Drama and Dramatization for Secondary Art Schools. He has been a member of “it could be me – it could be you” project since 2015 as a teacher trainer and regional coordinator. He is currently a member of the board of directors in TENet-Gr.