Drama Club

The Drama Club of Athens University of Economics and Business resumed its activities in 1992. Along with many other cultural activities (folk dancing, music and others), the Drama Club is part of the University Student Club, which provides its funding. Decisions on any subject related to the Club are taken collectively and equally by all members, who are primarily students at Athens University of Economics and Business, but also include students from other Universities. Moreover, the Drama Club belongs to the Panhellenic Association of Amateur Student Theater, which is a non-profit and non-governmental association.

The AUEB Drama Club offers both workshops and performances. More specifically, the workshops include various exercises (acquaintance, trust, elocution, movement and relaxation), drama games and improvisation. As part of its efforts to be autonomous and to function effectively, some of the workshops are covered by the Club’s former members. The Club also holds three series of workshops on a specific topic such as kinesiology, a theoretical approach to theatrical techniques, and a theatrical script-writing seminar given by external collaborators with a passion for theater and a willingness to contribute.

The performances are directed mainly by collaborators of the Club, while in recent years they have also been directed by former members of the Club. A significant milestone in the development of the Drama Club was the construction of a theatrical stagein a suitably-equipped area in AUEB’s Vancouver Building, where the Drama Club presented both experimental works as well as formal performances. This space is not being used any more.

The first series of workshops takes place during the period from October to December, in the Antoniadou Amphitheater, every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 19:00 to 21:30. There is a second series of workshops from January to April, and a third series from July to September, with a break during the month of August. Theworkshopsarealwaysopentothepublic.

The preparation for performances begins during the month of January and the performances take place in May. The participants in the first series of workshops have the right to participate in the performances. 

Performances of the AUEB Drama Club

Below is a list of someselected performancesoftheAUEB DramaClub:

  • The Green Mile (Stephen King, May 21-25, 2018)
  • The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat (Peter Weiss,May 14-18, 2018)
  • The Butterfly Effect (based on the 2004 film with the same name, May 7-11, 2018)
  • Against Love – Against Progress (Esteve Soler, May 29 – June 2, 2017)
  • Like Home on a Sunday Afternoon (translated from Greek) (Natasa Bastea, Thanasis Niarchos, Manos Eleftheriou, Menis Koumandareas, Maro Douka, May 22-27, 2017)
  • The Courtyard of Miracles (Iakovos Kambanellis, May 15-19, 2017)
  • Assemblywomen(Aristophanes,May 23-26, 2016)
  • Antigone (Bertolt Brecht, May 30 – June 2, 2016)
  • People (translated from Greek) (Marilou Valeonti, based on the film Human,June 6-9, 2016)
  • Human Achievements (translated from Greek) (May 10-12 &May 17-19, 2016)
  • Between Cities (translated from Greek) (Cavafy/Brecht/Miller,May 14-19, 2013)
  • Fuenteovejuna (June 5-10, 2012)
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof(May 29- June 3, 2012)
  • Fat Men in Skirts (Nicky Silver, April 2008)
  • Tribute to Jean Cocteau (October 2007)
  • Shopping and Fence-Sitting (Mark Ravenhill, June 2007)
  • Black Out (Jack Sharkey, June 2007)
  • Just Another Statistic (translated from Greek) (Members of the Drama Club, May 2007)
  • After the Silence (translated from Greek) (based on texts written by the participants,May 2006)
  • Lysistrata (Aristophanes, May 2006)
  • Tape (Stephen Belber, April 2006)
  • The Suicide (Nikolai Erdman, May 2005)
  • The Country (Martin Crimp, May 2005)
  • The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (Fyodor Dostoevsky, April 2005)
  • The Skin of Our Teeth (Thornton Wilder, May 2004)
  • The Just Assassins (Albert Camus, May 2004)
  • The Can Opener (Victor Lanoux, April 2004)
  • So It Is (If You Think So) (Luigi Pirandello, May 2003)
  • The Killing Game (Eugѐne Ionesco, May 2003)
  • After the Rain (Sergi Belbel, May 2002)
  • The Courtyard of Miracles (Iakovos Kambanellis, May 2001)
  • The Bald Soprano (Eugѐne Ionesco, May2000)
  • God (Woody Allen, May 2000)
  • The Three penny Opera (Bertolt Brecht – Kurt Weill, May 1999)
  • The Skin of Our Teeth (Thornton Wilder)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (William Shakespeare)
  • The Birds (Aristophanes)
  • Medea - Bost

Participation of the AUEB Drama Club in Festivals

The AUEB Drama Club has participated in the following festivals:

  • 5th Panhellenic Festival of Amateur Student Theater Groups, May 2008, Thessaloniki, Black Out (Jack Sharkey)
  • 4th Panhellenic Festival of Amateur Student Theater, May 2007, Chania, Crete, Tape (Stephen Belber)
  • 4th Cultural Camping, Kato Vrissi Astrissi, July-August 2006, Heraklion, Crete, Lysistrata (Aristophanes)
  • 3rd Panhellenic Festival of Amateur Student Theater, May 2006, City of Athens Multipurpose, Area in Neos Kosmos, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (adaptation of a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky)
  • 2nd Panhellenic Festival of Amateur Student Theater, May 2005, Kallithea, The Skin of Our Teeth (Thornton Wilder)
  • 1st Panhellenic Festival of Amateur Student Theater, May 2004, Kallithea
  • Festival of Student Drama Clubs, an initiative taken by the AUEB Drama Club, with participation by Universities in the cities of Patras, Ioannina, Chania, Rethymno, Mytilini and Thessaloniki, 2004 and 2005.

 

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