2011-2012 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Chatroom - Enda Walsh
Launch: Society for Macedonian Studies - new HYPEROON STAGE, 30/3/2012
The play is presented within the framework of the "Social Theatre Shop".
…We should take care of our dreams as of our children. We should try to comprehend teenagers’ problems and guide them, showing them how much we have searched for our path ourselves when we were their age. We have all walked on this path throughout the ages. This path, once earthen, it later became concrete, a few centuries after that it was covered with tar, then it turned into an airway and finally, nowadays, it is an optical fiber for data transmission. It will never stop representing a phase of our life never to come again. Our teenage years, characterized by agony, subversion, our internal struggles, our anger, but also by our lightsome stepping into society, will always determine our present and future. My need to have this play staged basically stemmed from two factors. Firstly, from my fear that we’re losing real contact with young people, who tend to get more and more closed in their rooms, developing a social life through internet, having no actual human contact. Secondly, from the burden of the dead ends we are experiencing in every phase of our lives… A social phenomenon characterizing the era of our western lifestyle. We should therefore contemplate on its positive and negative aspects and think how an innocent toy can turn into a killing machine, or which are the limits between using something to our benefit and misusing it. In an era of illiberalism, of a crisis of values and of propaganda, youth finds its outlet in the CHATROOM.
6 performances - 600 spectators
Society for Macedonian Studies - new HYPEROON STAGE (30/03/2012 - 04/05/2012)
The audience is encouraged to contribute by offering food products with extended shelf life to be delivered to social care institutions, instead of paying for the ticket price.