Samos Festival Theatre 2014

    6 women in dresses standing on stage, perfoming the theatre play "Women of Troy", looking angrily with crossed arms
    16.08 — 18.08.2014
Ancient Theatre

    The Women of Troy

    A tragedy based on Troades by Euripides

    In the tragedy Troades, Euripides addresses the destiny of the trojan women after the war was lost. The city was reduced to dust and ashes. Inhabitants have fallen in battle or had become victims to marauders. The women were facing enslavement and displacement from their homes.
    As a warning against violent conflicts and their consequences, the play is a timeless classic. With a transnational cast, the ensemble relates to contemporary wars and conflicts. The collective work of actors and actresses from Germany, Greece and Turkey lights a beacon for transnational understanding and against past and present conflicts. Aside from being staged based on a custom text version the play also experiences an enrichment by various musical elements.

    Author: Prof. em. Dr. Ulrich Sinn


    The Women of Troy is a transnational cooperation of Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen (Germany) together with the Tiyatro Medresesi Şirince (Turkey) and the Samos Young Artists Festival (Greece). It is the first collaboration between the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Theatre & Philharmonics of Thuringia and the Schwarz Foundation.

    artistic and stage director: Bernhard Stengele
    transcription and project leadership: Prof. em. Dr. Ulrich Sinn
    project assistant: Çelal Mordeniz
    scene and costumes: Marianne Hollenstein
    musical director: Ömer Avci
    dramaturg: Felix Eckerle
    participants: Çiğdem Aksüt, Ece Çelikçapa, Anne Diemer, Chara-Mata Giannatou, Milena Ivanova, Manuel Kressin, Öykü Oktay, Rachelle Oudraogo, Katerina Papandreou, Vanessa Rose, Mechthild Scobanita, Erdem Senocak, Ouelgo Tené, Ilgaz Ulusoy, Katharina Weithaler, Esra Yaşar, Burcu Yilmaz

    Sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

    Photography by Stephan Walzl

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