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

Tsokou Janna

Phd in Theatre Studies, chairperson of Theatre Committee of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece

Janna Tsokou was born in Germany in 1958. In 1980 she graduated from the Roula Pateraki Drama School and continued her studies in Theatre and History of Art at the University of Vienna. In 2000 she got her Ph.D. She collaborated with the State Theatre of Northern Greece (1989-2003) in their publishing activities, curating exhibitions. She participated in scientific publications and papers in theatre conferences and worked as freelancer critic for newspapers. Collaborated with the ‘Athens Festival’, under the direction  of Giorgos Loukos writing theatrical texts for the festival programs. In 1989-90 she worked for the Macedonian radio Station and from 1994-1996 for the ERT, (Greek Radio and Television’s) ‘9.58 station of culture’ as a producer and presenter for cultural programs. She organized educational programs for schools and  teached theatre history in the ‘Andreas Voutsinas’ Drama School (2008-2017), where she instigated the branch ‘Theatre art in education’ designed for teachers.In 2015-16 coordinates theatre classes for The Open University of Thessaloniki City Council. She has translated german plays into greek.  
She is a member of the Theatre Committee for Thessaloniki City Council where she holds the  presidency since 2014.