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58The third issue of ACT II is out in the beginning of the winter theatrical season. As we feel the need to restart more pressing than ever, we attempt a...
I saw Epidaurus in Polykastro. It had snowed, a door was rattling in the wind and a light was shining from afar. I followed it without thinking and found myself...
restart verb /riːˈstɑːt/ 1.start again ‘the talks will restart in September’ noun /ˈriːstɑːt/ 1.a new start or beginning ‘they ordered the restart of the talks’ Everyone is talking about restarting,...
dramaturgy, the: 1 . art of composing theatrical plays. || the work of the dramatist. 2. total of theatrical plays: The European/ American/ Greek ~. dramaturge, n.: 1. a writer...
Medea Electronique gets into conversation with two emblematic figures of the art of sound and contemporary music who, with tenderness and passion partake in the history and developments of the...
A discussion with three members of the Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics: Louiza Arkoumanea (LiFO), Giorgos Voudiklaris (Artivist, Efsyn), and Tonia Karaoglou (Athinorama)   Giorgos Voudiklaris :...
In Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (IMDb rating: 7.7/10), Riggan, a decadent action movie actor, tries to make an artistic turn in his career...
I first met dramaturge Stefanie Carp in 2019 at the Ruhrtriennale of Germany, where she was the Artistic Director. She was the first female Artistic Director after six male terms....
The first issue was the expression of our shared need for a new beginning, for a new way of looking at things, for a restart in theatre and the performing...
There is a photo of the exiles in the camps of Makronissos building a model of the Parthenon. In Makronisos, a state-organized programme of ‘reform’ and ‘national reintegration’ of left-wing...
The text that follows is addressed to the mothers – current, future, potential – who work in any position in the Greek theatre, whether they have a partner or are...
To rewrite everything, not to rely on the past of things, on definitions, on the efforts of the past, to take a second look upon the era in which we...
For the past twenty years, I have been active as a maker, performer, artistic advisor and multi-tasker of all kinds in the experimental performing arts field. My background is in...
The Barcelona-based theatre collective El Conde de Torrefiel (Tanya Beyeler and Pablo Gisbert) is shaking European stages with their highly influential theatrical language. It is renewing theatrical codes, providing their...
One of the most common accusations we hear from adults is that the younger generation ‘only knows how to moan’. This is what we think about when we sit down...
The ACT OUT initiative was launched last February in the German-speaking world, with one hundred eighty-five actors from the LGBTQIA+ community vying for visibility and more rights in television, theatre...
Athens, March 27th, 2021 | World Theater Day | Second Act Notes The idea to create an online theatre magazine was born at a time of theatrical absence. For a...
There is an environment somewhere far away, where whoever hasn’t got a clue, copies the one next to them. There, people talk, gesture, yell, run up and down, and, mainly,...
In the politically, socially, and economically fuggy situation of Greece in the era of the pandemic, something memorable happened. A multitude of fingers stretched and pointed at what for decades...
Notes on collective art practices | A symbiotic production methodology We are Medea Electronique, a cross-arts collective. Our activities consist in: multimedia performances, installations, experimental extended reality events, compositions of...
‘As artistic director you have to give away a lot of this power quite soon’ After the recent events in Greece with the #metoo movement, the resignation of the artistic...
Is art anything more than a narcissistic act? The editorial team of ACT II answers this seemingly easy question. Our conversation began with the holy communion, with matters of faith;...
Once upon a time, there was the theatre. We would leave our houses and go to a place in order to see a performance. We were sitting next to strangers...