I am hoping to produce a version of 'THE TEMPEST" at Eressos for the Eressos International Women's Festival in 2016.
This production of The Tempest will be featured as a promenade performance during the festival which runs from 3rd - 19th September 2016.
This will be a version performed by professional actors, residents of Skala Eressos and visitors. The performers will be women from Europe and this will reflect the diversity and creativity of the project.
We will include music, workshops and visual arts as part of this production.
Eressos is the birthplace of Sappho and since the 1980's has been pivotal in providing a safe resort for Women, including Lesbian Women from around the world. It is a place of great natural beauty and there are good relationships between the women who visit, the international women who live at Skala Eressos and the local Greek people many of whom contribute to the festival during the month of September.
- We are looking for funding for accommodation
- Travel expenses for the actors
- Costs of building simple effective props
- Costumes and special effects.
We have the endorsement and support of a variety of institutions such as The Globe Theatre, London, The Arcola Theatre, London and The Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company.
It is hoped that this production will create opportunities for cultural engagement amongst a community that is suffering a downturn in tourism due to the migrant crisis and the Greek economic downturn. It is also hoped that this adaptation will reflect some of the difficulties faced by refugees and people stranded on islands which is a theme of the play.