Teenagers, theatre lovers, and ‘digital natives’
Thessaloniki’s teenagers became ‘digital natives’ and presented their views and the problems they face to young people from other countries through theatre. The programme, which is entitled “Digital Natives” and co-funded by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, was implemented by the National Theatre of Northern Greece within the framework of the activities of the Union of the Theatres of Europe.
Teens from five European countries took part in the project, presenting the fruit of their joint labours, exchanging views on the things that matter to them, and enjoyed themselves at an interactive party broadcast live online to and from five European cities: Vienna, Rennes, Cluj, Cologne and Thessaloniki.
The teenagers from Vienna, Reims in France, Cluj in Romania, Cologne and Thessaloniki interacted online, expressing their relationship with contemporary technology and speaking about their concerns and interests. Their inspiration was provided by Concord Floral, a play by the young Canadian writer Jordan Tannahil. The NTNG participated in the program with a series of theatre workshops for teens: guided by the theatre educator Komno Krikelikou and in collaboration with the psychologist / drama therapist Foteini Papacharalambous, two groups of teenagers—30 individuals in all—began work on the play’s key themes back in October 2018. Using theatre-game techniques and drama, the groups set out to formulate questions, to tackle issues stemming from online communication, and to achieve a deeper understanding of both the Internet’s potential and its potential traps.
ETHNOS, 4 June 2019
Online party at the NTNG
The online party thrown on Saturday 1 June brought to a close the “Digital Natives” programme, which was co-funded by the EU’s Creative Europe programme. The programme, in which the National Theatre of Northern Greece took part, was run within the framework of the activities of the Union of the Theatres of Europe. Teens from five European countries took part in the project, presenting the results of their joint labours, exchanging views on the issues that concern them and, of course, enjoying themselves together at a party that was broadcast live online to and from five European cities (Vienna, Reims, Cluj, Cologne and Thessaloniki).
TYPOS TIS THESSALONIKI, 4 June 2019