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

​​International Action Day: The Quarantine Monologues

​​International Action Day: The Quarantine Monologues

Online, 27/11/2020

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International Day for Theatre/Drama & Education 27 November 2020
​​International Action Day: The Quarantine Monologues

refugee youth write during the covid-19 pandemic

Flashes of the Lockdown

Money is not so important. 
The Earth does not belong to me – I am only a guest. 
I realise the value of school. 
I enjoy spending time with my family after all. 
Τhere is no fundamental difference between the poor 
and the rich during a pandemic. 
I like my poems.

Ikram, 15 years old

On the occasion of the International Day for Theatre/Drama & Education (IDEA Day) which is celebrated each year on 27 November, this year the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in cooperation with the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association‐IDEA are calling for an International Action Day titled “The Quarantine Monologues” drawing inspiration from the homonymous publication. 
In “The Quarantine Monologues” publication, 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.
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 “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

“The Quarantine Monologues” publication is available on line in Greek and in English.
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.

27 November 2020 Let the voices of refugee youth be heard!

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).



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