Nikoletta Dimopoulou holds a Bachelor and a Master Degree from the Drama Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master Degree of Arts in International Performance Research from the University of Warwick, University of Amsterdam and University of Arts in Belgrade. She has worked as a dramaturge and theatre/drama facilitator in programmes for preschool, primary and secondary education. She has designed the non-formal learning programme for adults “Europe on Stage” in Germany, focused on the deconstruction of international social stereotypes through the use of theatre; and the Summer School of Performing Arts for teenagers for British Council Greece. She is a founder member of the Museum Theatre-Heterotopia Koin.s.ep. Since 2016 she collaborates with the Hellenic Theatre/Drama Education Network.
West Greece & Ionian Islands Management
Giorgos Mpekiaris is a certified primary school teacher, as well as a theatre studies graduate. He facilitates drama workshops for primary school students and youth groups. As shadow theatre techniques are one of his main focus, he has directed “Maypole of shadows and colors…”, a shadow theatre performance. He has also contributed to the creation of “349’ to go…”, a TiE project about bullying, which includes Drama and Forum Theatre techniques. Both projects were produced by theatre-education group PaiTheA (ΠαιΘέΑ), to which he is a founding member.
He has participated in the editing of new curricula and teachers’ guides for the subjects of drama for primary education, and 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 board of directors in TENet-Gr.
Central Greece Management:
Christina Krithari is a theatre theoretician, graduate of the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Peloponnese, Greece. She has also studied at Lille 3 (Charles de Gaulle University) in France and worked as an apprentice at Teatro della Limonaia, Florence, Italy. Her thesis was about the application of the Theatre of the Oppressed in drug abuse prevention programs. She has worked as a theatre/drama pedagogue in several programmes such as "Escape", "You as I: exploring diversity through Theatre", "The multicolor migration of the butterfly”. She currently works in public elementary schools as a drama teacher. She is also a collaborator of the Municipal Theater of Trikala, where she works as a facilitator in children and adult groups, as an assistant director in professional performances and as a director of the Experimental stage. She is a member of the Hellenic Network for Theatre in Education (TENet-Gr) as well as a facilitator and teacher trainer in the “It could be me; It could be you” project, which is organised and implemented by TENet-Gr in association with and the support of UNHCR Greece (UN Agency for Refugees).
North Greece Management
Jenny Karaviti is a theatre pedagogue and a Greek Language and Literature teacher. She holds a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens, and an MA in Theatre - Contemporary Practice from the University of Essex, UK. She is a founding member of the "Hellenic Theatre and Education Network" and has been contributing to its life and development as a member and Chairman of the Board, a founding member of the Northern Greece branch, as well as co-designer, coordinator and trainer at various teacher training programmes. She is a member of the editorial committee of the "Education and Theatre" journal. She is currently representing TENet-Gr in the “Europe in perspective: International Co-operation in Cultural Learning” project , a joint initiative of BKJ, CCE and further partners across Europe. Since 2015 she is involved in the “it could be you – it could be me “project as a coordinator, teacher trainer and youth facilitator.
North Greece Management
Antigone Tsarbopoulou holds a degree in Primary education, and, also, a degree in Greek Language and Literature. Her postgraduate studies are in the field of Education Sciences specializing in the Teaching of Language and Literature. She has attended seminars and participated in workshops on theatre and the performing arts in education, both in Greece and abroad. She has also studied Acting and Dramatic Expression in the two-year workshop of the Experimental Stage of ‘Techne’ (Peiramatiki Skini) of Thessaloniki. Her research focuses on theatre and education, youth literature and literacy, especially on issues of critical literacy and literature teaching, and the representation of otherness in literature. She has co-designed and implemented a number of further-education programs for professional educators, and has worked in the research and writing of educational materials, among others: Skytalodromia Anagnosis (Reading Relay) EKEVI; Materials for the teaching of Literature for the First and Second Grades of High School (Gymnasium); Program for the Education of the Muslim Minority Children; Digital File, EKEVI: The Stranger, Images of the Other in Literature; Digital Scripts PROTEAS, Centre for the Hellenic Language. Antigone is a member of the Ηellenic Network for Theatre in Education, co-ordinator of its Northern Greek office, as well as a facilitator and trainer in the ‘It could be me; It could be you’ project, implemented by TENet-GR, and UNHCR Greece. She has been teaching public-school children in Greece since 1993.
Martina Gomez is a graduate of the Department of Public Relations and Communication of the Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands. She has completed the first year of the 2 year Program of the Public Institute of vocational training, in the Art of Theater and Cinematography and has worked in feature films as an assistant actor. From 2006 to 2013, she worked as a member of a creative and photojournalist group of the local newspaper "IMERISIOS". Also for several years, she worked in positions relating to secretarial support and communication with the public. She has attended dance classes, computer and photo training seminars. Since 2016, she has been working on the secretarial sup ort of the Human Rights Awareness and Refugee Information Program "It could be me, it could be you", which implements The Hellenic Theater/Drama in Education Network, in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece.
Project Evaluation Consultant
Eleni Kritikou has studied Chemistry and has a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry. Has worked as a teacher of Science in Secondary Education, as Coordinator of Environmental Education Programs in the Directorate of Secondary Education in the Region of East Attica and is currently School Advisor for Science Teachers in the Directorate of Secondary Education in the Region of Athens. Has experience in the conduction of research in the field of Biochemistry and EE and in the organization of seminars and workshops in Science and EE for teachers. Has participated in Arion and Comenius Programs and was Assessment & Evaluation Expert of the YouthDOCS video/drama 2014-2016 Erasmus+/KA2 Project. Since April 2017, she is project evaluator of “It could be me; It could be you” Project.
Regional coordinators (2019)
Elpida Komianou - Local Contact Argolida
Irini Marna - Local Contact Drama
Dionysis Pavlou - Local Contact Lesvos
Christos Rahiotis - Local Contact Chania
Nektarios Xanthoudakis - Local Contact Chania
Artemi Papakonstantinopoulou - Local Contact Egialia
Dimitris Konetas - Local Contact Ioannina
Dimitra Tzanetaki - Local Contact Messinia
Geogia Tzilou - Local Contact Messinia
Evgenia Zagoura - Local Contact Kerkyra
Fotini Dimouli - Local Contact Kerkyra
Pinelopi Kazakoni - Local Contact Arkadia
Asimenia Misirli - Local Contact Fokida
Christodoulos Kotsinas - Local Contact Thesprotias
Aglaia Naka - Local Contact Larissa
Katerina Alexiadi - Local Contact Attika
Afroditi Madika - Local Contact Kozani
Sylvia Lambrinou - Local Contact Laconia (2018)
Antonella Hira - Local Contact Karditsa (2018)
Administrative assistants (2019)
Katerina Alexiadi - Assistant General Coordinator & Manager for Southern Greece & Aegean Islands
Christina-Maria Amanatiadou - Assistant Manager for Northern Greece
Artemis Papakonstantinopoulou - Assistant Manager for Western Greece & Ionian Islands
Achilleas Koutelidas - Assistant Manager for Central Greece (2018)