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We Are In The Army NowShare ↗
“We live in a time of monsters, between a dying world and another battling to be born.” Four wannabe superheroes. Cyberspace(s). Video games. Smartphones. New realities. A camp, personal army. Will you put your trust in them? The time has come – this is a call to arms.
Might we all in fact be superheroes, ready to do battle? Can Steve Jobs and working class people from the Athenian Nikea neighborhood sit side-by-side in the same selfie? Are homophobic Greek fathers and religiously devout Greek mothers just another work in progress? Can ideology be explained through the use of emojis?
In a time that seems to lack doers, where things are fluid and seem incomprehensible, who exactly will our heroes fight? Generation Z take up weapons and welcome us into a new world where emojis and Pokemon coexist with extreme sensitivity and dissident activism, and all inside a theater form as digital as is it incurably physical.
The piece was developed as part of the FUTURE N.O.W. Festival organised by Onassis Stegi and was planned to premiere at Onassis Small Stage in November 2020. Due to the precautionary national health measures put in place by the Greek government to combat the Covid-19 pandemic the premiere was cancelled, the piece was video recorded and presented on Onassis Stegi Youtube Channel in Spring 2021.
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Text & Stage Direction: Elias Adam
Set, Costumes & Digital Space Design: Sita Messer
Collaborator to Set & Costumes Design: Electra Staboulou
Collaborators to the dramaturgy & Text: Chris Vrettos, Christina Mavrommati
Dramaturgy Workshops Coordination: Chris Vrettos
Original Music: Gary Salomon
Choreography: Panos Malactos
Lighting Design: Panagiotis Lambos
Performers: Styliana Ioannou, Jeo Pakitsas, Sofia Priovolou, Gary Salomon
Production Management: CULTOPIA
Commisioned & Produced by Onassis Stegi
We are grateful to the following, for taking part in performance development’s dramaturgy workshops: Lydia Antoniou, Nadia Argyropoulou, Dimitris Babilis, Olga Deli, Sandy Fameliari, Eva Giannakopoulou, Nikos Haralampidis, Vicky Kyriakoulakou, Eva Papamargariti, Eva Pliakou, Michalis Prodromou, Nora Ralli, Leto Skopeliti, Kostas Stasinopoulos, Anastasia Vaitsopoulou, Pasqua Vorgia, Niovi Zarampouk