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

Markopoulos Stathis

Markopoulos Stathis

Puppeteer, puppet maker, Greece

Stathis Markopoulos studied at the State Academy of Puppetry and Alternative Theatre of Prague. He served his apprenticeship at the workshop and street performances of the Spanish puppet company “Marionetas del Matadero” and attended several trainings with Faulty Optic, Improbable Theatre, Mikhaill Khussid, Michael Meschke, Bonyo Loungov and other puppeteers. Since 1992, he works professionally on the field of puppet theatre in Greece and abroad, in productions of “Ayusaya! Puppet Theatre” as well as in collaboration with other theatre and puppet companies in more than 30 productions, designing, making, directing and performing with all kinds of puppets. He has participated in many International Festivals, congresses and training programs on various aspects of puppetry, in collaboration with independent organizations. In the laboratory of “Ayusaya! Puppet Theatre”, he runs an annual adult training course on marionettes, mechanics and animation from which have emerged many of today’s young professionals