Book launching open event
"The Quarantine Monologues: refugee youth write during the Covid-19 pandemic"- Meet the people beyond the book/ behind the project
Book presentation with the participation of the writers, authors and contributors of the publication.
Online, Saturday 28 November 2020, 12.00-14.00, free, for a limited number of participants
(language : Greek)
Following the publication of the book “The Quarantine Monologues” and in response to “The Quarantine Monologues” Action Day which celebrates the World Day for Theatre/Drama & Education 2020, we are happy to invite you to an online meeting with the book’s contributors.
The teenage writers, the persons who acted as liaisons, the interpreters, the writers who facilitated the workshops and the Action’s coordinators meet once more to share their experience in creating the book and beyond.
Join us to meet the texts and the people behind the book “The Quarantine Monologues”, to exchange ideas, thoughts and feelings for the present and the future.
A book created by young refugees during the spring quarantine, and relevant more than ever, will be our guide.
Extracts from the book will be read during the event.
Organization: Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in cooperation with the UNHCR Greece (the UN Refugee Agency) as part of the “it could be me - it could be you” project.
For more information: 0030 2106541600 / email@example.com / www.TheatroEdu.gr
The Action "The Quarantine Monologues"
Twenty-four teenage refugees living in Greece express, through texts and drawings, their thoughts and feelings during the coronavirus-induced temporary lockdown in Greece between April and May 2020. “The Quarantine Monologues” action started in March 2020, in the framework of the educational project “It could be me - it could be you”, organized and implemented by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Greece.
Τhe refugee boys and girls aged 13 to 19 years old, who took part in the action through a cycle of online writing workshops, are living in different accommodation facilities across the country, either with their families or unaccompanied. The workshops were coordinated by three authors-facilitators with the support of several interpreters, educators, psychologists and social workers.
“The Quarantine Monologues” publication is available on line in Greek and in English.
Let their voice be heard!
The call for action is addressed to educators, students, schools, artistic groups and associations all around the world, who are inspired by the publication and would like to use it creatively through artistic events, public readings, workshops, presentations etc.
Partners on the Action “The Quarantine Monologues” : Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr), UNHCR Greece (the UN Refugee Agency) with the collaboration of ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth, PRAKSIS, Iliaktikda Civil Non-Profit Company, Kinoniko EKAV – Social First Aid Greek Team, Regional Development Company of Parnonas S.A. Tripolis, Development Agency of Karditsa S.A., Secondary Education Directorate of Karditsa, International Organization for Migration in Greece.
The “It could be me-It could be you” educational project and the “Quarantine Monologues” action are accredited by IDEA-International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA).