March 2016 – Athens, Greece

Photo by Vasiliki Papacharalambous

Theatre is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word “theatre” as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, “a place for viewing”).

Δεν κάνουμε θέατρο για το θέατρο. Δεν κάνουμε θέατρο για να ζήσουμε. Κάνουμε θέατρο για να πλουτίσουμε τους εαυτούς μας, το κοινό που μας παρακολουθεί κι όλοι μαζί να βοηθήσουμε να δημιουργηθεί ένας πλατύς, ψυχικά πλούσιος και ακέραιος πολιτισμός στον τόπο μας’.

Κάρολος Κουν, 1908-1987, Ο Ιδρυτής του Θεάτρου Τέχνης

Translation: ‘We do not do theater for theater. We do not do theater to live. We make theater to enrich ourselves, the audience watching us and we can all help to create a wide, mentally rich and integral culture in our country! ‘

Karolos Koun, 1908-1987, Founder of Art Theatre


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