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

Afroditi Madika

Teacher, Greece

Afroditi Rizou

Assistant Regional Coordinator for Northern Greece (2020, 2017), Local Coordinator for Thessaloniki (2020)

Anastasia Patsiou

Sociologist, educator

Anastasia Simitsiadi

Administrative support for "it could be me, it could be you" project (2020)

Antigone Tsarbopoulou

Teacher, philology

Antonella Hira

Actress, drama pedagogue

Antonis Lenakakis

Assistant professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Artemis Papakonstantinopoulou

Local Coordinator Egialia (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017), Assistant Regional Coordinator Western Greece & Ionian Islands (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018)

Betty Giannouli

SCS, National and Kapodistrean University of Athens

Brendon Burns

Programme Leader, BA(Hons) Community Drama, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, UK

Christina Zoniou

Specialised Teaching Staff, University of the Peloponnese Greece

Christina-Maria Amanatiadou

Local Coordinator Thessaloniki (2021, 2020), Assistant Regional Coordinator Northern Greece (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018)

Christos Rahiotis

Educator, actor, facilitator

Despina Mitsiali

Drama Pedagogue, Greek language and literature teacher

Dimitris Konetas

Local Coordinator Ioannina (2020, 2019, 2018)

Dionisis Pavlou

Educator, director, Refugee Education Coordinator

Eirini Gkotsi


Eirini Marna

Kindergarten teacher, theatre/ drama pedagogue, Greece

Elena Fanioudaki

Local Coordinator Heraklion.

Eleni Kritikou

Project evaluation Consultant (2019, 2018, 2017)

Georgia Karagianni

Educator, School Activities Director, PhD candidate

Georgia Tzilou

Educator, author

Georgios Bekiaris

Primary school teacher, theatre theoretician, Greece

Giouli Douvou

Theatre theoretician, drama pedagogue

Ioannis Poulios

Author, educator

Jenny Karaviti

Greek language and literature teacher, theatre/drama pedagogue, Greece

Kalliopi Voulgari

Primary school teacher, Greece

Katerina Alexiadi

Educator, MA in Theatre Studies, NKUA (University of Athens), MSc in Cultural Management, doctoral candidate in the department of Media, Communication and Culture, Panteion University, Greece

Kostas Magos

Associate Professor, University of Thessaly

Marios Koukounaras-Liagis

Assistant professor, Department of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Nassia Choleva

Drama pedagogue, PhD in School of Early Childhood Education, (S.E.C.Ed.), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Nikoletta Dimopoulou

Theatre teacher/facilitator, Greece

Nikos Govas

Theatre/drama pedagogue, “It could be me – It could be you” project coordinator, Greece

Paris Tsekouras

IT support, web design, general secretary (2020, 2019, 2018)

Penelope Kazakoni

Local Coordinator of Arcadia (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)

Sonia Mologousi

Theatre theoretician, theatre/drama pedagogue, Greece

Sylvia Missirli

Local Coordinator of Fokida region (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)

Vassia Kossiva

"it could be me, it could be you" project Administrator (2019, 2020)

Yanna Papadopoulou

General Manager "it could be me, it could be you" (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)

Ζάγουρα Ευγενία

Τοπική Συντονίστρια Κέρκυρας (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)

Ζωγραφάκη Μαρία

Τοπική Συντονίστρια Ροδόπης (2020)

Κομιανού Ελπίδα

Τοπική Συντονίστρια Αργολίδας (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)

Κουτουνίδης Χαράλαμπος

Οικονομικός Γραμματέας

Κρίθαρη Χριστίνα

Θεατρολόγος, θεατροπαιδαγωγός,

Κωτσίνας Χριστόδουλος

Τοπικός Συντονιστής Θεσπρωτίας (2020, 2019, 2018)

Νάκα Αγλαΐα


Τζανετάκη Δήμητρα

Τοπική Συντονίστρια Μεσσηνίας (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)