World Theatre/Drama & Education Day - 27 November 2020

The Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network (TENet-Gr) ordinary member of the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association‐IDEA invites teachers, artists, theatre studies teachers, students to participate in the celebration of the World Day for Theatre/Drama & Education on November 27th, as established in 2008.

Since its foundation in 1998, the Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network has always aimed at providing assistance for the performing arts in order that they gain a central role in schools, and to contribute to the development of approaches and techniques, viewing theatre as an art form, as learning tool and as a tool for social intervention. All these aspects of theatre interconnect, reinforce and serve a common vision: an education that would contribute to the cultivation of creative people that would show sensitivity and empathy to what is going on in our days and they would continue to evolve and live harmoniously with one another.

In Greece, the World Theatre/Drama & Education Day - November 27 has been since 2008 the continuation of the yearly conference "Encountering New Challenges" which TENet-Gr was organizing every Fall since 1999, as well as of the "Theatre in Education Day" which it was celebrating from 2005 to 2007.


Celebrating World Theatre/Drama & Education Day 2020 

27-28-29 November 2020 (via teleconferencing)

"Facing new challenges 2020: Drama/Theatre and Education in adverse times"
& “The Quarantine Monologues” Action Day

Workshops – Forum Theatre Performance – Panel discussions
All sessions are free and will be delivered via the ZOOM platform



NOTICE: EET (Athens time)

Friday 27 November 2020

World Theatre/Drama & Education Day 2020 & “The Quarantine Monologues” Action Day

18:00 - 20:30 “YOU have them stay with you!” a Forum Theatre performance (language: Greek)
Jokering: Giorgos Bekiaris
Performing: Lampros Arapakos, Nikos Govas, Christina Krithari, Giorgos Moschos, Dionisis Pavlou


Saturday 28 November 2020

12:00 – 14:00 “The Quarantine Monologues – Meet the people beyond the book/ behind the project​”
Presentation of the book “The Quarantine Monologues – refugee youth write during the Covid-19 pandemic (language: Greek)

16:00 – 19:00 Workshops (language: Greek)

Workshop 1: “From Play to Theatre via the Internet”
Katerina Alexaki, theater practitioner and facilitator

Workshop 2: “A guided tour in the spaces of our everyday life”
Myrto Pigkou-Repousi, assistant professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Workshop 3: “With our thoughts and our dreams…”
Giouli Douvou, Drama/Theatre teacher- facilitator

Workshop 4: “Before the stage: research practices, human relations and the negotiation of trauma in Documentary Theatre”
Martha Bouziouri, theatre maker, social anthropologist, artistic director of the International Network of Documentary Theatre


Sunday 29 November 2020

10:30 – 12:00 “Drama and theatre in education in adverse times” - Web panel discussion (language: English)
Panelists: Robin Pascoe, President of the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) and Honorary Fellow Murdoch University, Australia, Ása Helga Ragnarsdóttir, Chairman of FLÍSS, The Icelandic Drama and Theatre in Education Association, Adjunct Emeritus, the University of Iceland, School of Education
Hosted by: Jenny Karavitou, president of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr)

13:00 – 14:30 “Because ... our opinion matters!” Online discussion workshop about an active role of young people participating in activities of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network - TENet-Gr (Language: Greek)
Giorgos Moschos, jurist, children and youth facilitator, former Children's Ombudsman

17:30 – 19:00 “Theatre in Greek schools today: current situation and future prospects” - Web panel discussion (Language: Greek)
Panelists: Maria Mentizi, drama teacher at the Serres Music School, Ioannis Poulios, primary school teacher, coordinator of School Activities at the Prefecture of Serres and Takis Tzamarias, theatre director, special academic staff at the Department of Primary Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. All participants are members of the Academic Committee for Arts Education of the Greek Ministry of Education and the Institute of Educational Policy.
Hosted by: Avra Avdi, deputy president of the Board of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr)


Organizing Committee: Katerina Alexiadi, Avra Avdi, Dionysia Asprogeraka, Nadia Kati, Eirini Marna, Antigoni Tsarbopoulou, Hara Tsoukala.

Organized by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr)
Partners: IDEA, IDEA-Europe, UNHCR Greece
Info ++30 210 6541600 /

World Theatre/Drama & Education Day 2020

“Drama and theatre in education in adverse times”

“Drama and theatre in education in adverse times”

Online, 29/11/2020, panel discussion, Robin Pascoe, Ása Helga Ragnarsdóttir, Jenny Karavitou

Event date: 11/29/2020 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Export event

Web panel discussion - online via ΖΟΟΜ platform
in the context of the World Theatre/Drama & Education Day 2020

“Drama and theatre in education in adverse times”
panel discussion - for a limited number of participants

Online, Sunday, 29th November 2020, at 10:30-12:00  EET (Athens)

Language: English

What are the current developments in the field of drama/ theatre in education?  How have things changed because of the pandemic? What can be done? How can the International Drama and Theatre Education Association (IDEA) and its European branch IDEA-Europe contribute to positive developments?   

Panelists: Robin Pascoe, President of the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) and Honorary Fellow Murdoch University, Australia,
Ása Helga Ragnarsdóttir, Chairman of FLÍSS, The Icelandic Drama and Theatre in Education Association, Adjunct Emeritus, the University of Iceland, School of Education.
Hosted by: Jenny Karavitou, President of The Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr).

Duration: 1,5 hours 
Participants: drama/theatre educators, teachers
Number of participants: 100 

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Robin Pascoe is Senior Lecturer in Arts and Drama Education, School of Education, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. He coordinates units in teaching the Arts in Early Childhood and Primary; Teaching Drama in Secondary; and, Engaging Communities through Drama, Research Focus: Drama and Arts curriculum, implementation, teaching and teacher education, Markers of quality in drama and arts education, Assessment in Drama and the Arts, Teaching Artists, Representation and authenticity in research. Robin has extensive experience in Arts curriculum leadership and drama education in schools and with the Western Australian Department of Education. He has experience with local, national and international arts education curriculum development. Recent research project: AiR (Artist in Residence) Commission Project at Murdoch 2014-2017 connecting Teaching Artists with Primary Teacher Education students at Murdoch. Robin is President of IDEA International Drama/Theatre and Education Association 2013-2020. He is a former President of Drama Australia and Drama West.  

Ása Helga Ragnarsdóttir is the Chairman of FLÍSS, the Icelandic Drama and Theatre Association. She is a senior Lecturer in Arts and Drama Education at the School of Education, University of Iceland and a drama teacher at Iceland Academy of the Arts. She holds a degree Master of Arts in Drama and Theatre Education from the University of Warwick in England, 2002. Ása has been involved in curriculum development in Iceland and introducing drama in schools and higher education for over 35 years. She is an author of both textbooks and scholarly publications and articles on drama in education and has been a researcher for years. Her research interests are aesthetic learning processes in professional and interdisciplinary work. Ása is in the Congress Committee for the next IDEA world- wide Congress, which will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland 4-8 th July, 2022. She is a professional actress and was a host at the children’s program in the Icelandic television for several years.

Jenny Karavitou is a Greek Language and Literature teacher and a theatre pedagogue. She is a graduate of the University of Athens, with postgraduate studies at the University of Essex and the Royal Holloway University of London, UK. She is a founding member of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr), involved in the design and implementation of many teacher training programs.  Since 2015 she has been involved in the “it could be me – it could be you” awareness raising program on refugees and human rights, implemented by TENet-Gr and UNHCR Greece, in various capacities over time: as a coordinator for Northern Greece, as a Training Consultant, as a trainer and youth facilitator. She is a member of the Creative Expression Team of scholars, who created voluntarily the digital work Politropi Glossa (Centre for the Greek Language, 2017).  She was the local coordinator of the project “Europe in Perspective: international cooperation in cultural learning” and one of the project’s trainers (2017-2019).

Organised by: Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network (TENet-GR) / / 00302106541600



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