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The National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTNG) continues its grand, day-long tributes to prominent writers, with “Big Day Ibsen”, a tribute to the major Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, which will take place at the Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, on Sunday November 24, 2013.
The National Theatre of Northern Greece is organising a series of activities in order to introduce  Greek audiences to important playwrights of world theatre,  Their works are currently being staged at NTNG venues. All events are admission-free and open to the public.
The following activities are scheduled from 11:00 to 18:00 on the “Big Day Ibsen” day.. For registration, please contact the Production Office of the NTNG:
(Ms. Konstantina Matziri, T: +30 2315 200 008, Tuesday to Friday, 13:00–15:00).
An Enemy of the People meets the People: Rehearsing Ibsen
Meet the creators:  Min(d)ing Ibsen An  Enemy of the People meets the People. The main contributors of this performance, Korina Vassiliadou and Haris Pehlivanidis, winners of the 2013 International Ibsen Scholarship awarded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture for this project, present the original idea behind it and discuss with the audience the crucial and timely social issues it raises.
Starting time: 11:00
Duration: 2 hours
Registration not required.
With Haris Pehlivanidis (actor, director) and Korina Vassiliadou (director).
Theatrical games for primary school children
Starting time: 12:00
Duration: 1 hour
Maximum 20 children (registration required).
With Despina Saroglou (actress)
Psychodrama: “Stereotypes” for adults
An activity aimed at letting go of “I should” and embracing “I want”
Starting time: 13:15
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum 20 people (registration required).
With Fotini Papacharalampous (psychologist).
Round Table: “Ibsen: Views of the social crisis then and now”
Starting time: 13:30
Duration: 3 hours
With Giannis Vouros (actor, director, theatrologist), Yannis Margaritis (director), Glykeria Kalaitzi (director, lecturer at the School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Nikiforos Papandreou (philologist, theatrologist, professor emeritus at the School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).
Peer Gynt's Journey in 3 + 1 Pictures: Techniques for theatrical games and drama education for teachers and adults.
Starting time: 15:30
Duration: 1.5 hours.
Maximum 20 people (registration required).
With Aneta Liaptsi (theatrologist) and Irini Zoi (philologist, theatrologist).
“5+5=1.1”  5 Directors, 5 Actors, 1 Script, 1 Hour of Rehearsal = Presentation
Five directors from the National Theatre of Northern Greece collaborate with five actresses chosen via a draw. Actresses who put their name down are invited to present themselves at an appointed time at the Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies. Five names will be drawn and the same script will be given to each actress, who will only have half an hour to learn the lines. There will be a second draw to see which director will direct which actress, and they will then have only one hour to rehearse before they present what they have prepared. Open to professional actresses between the ages of 30 and 50.
Starting time of the presentation: 17:00
Duration: 2 hours
“Ibsen through the lens” and “Film Workshop: Ibsen through the lens” in collaboration with the Thessaloniki Film Museum
The Thessaloniki Film Museum / Cinematheque invite you to discover what happened when the cinematic medium encountered the influential playwright. Footage, discussions and …….a camera will be rolling throughout the tribute.
Starting time: 11:00
Duration: 11:00–18:00
“The Ibsen Wives”, directed by Despina Saroglou, in collaboration with the YMCA Threatrical Workshop for Adults
Starting time: 13:00
Duration: 15 min.
The following cultural institutions have supported the NTNG in its efforts to accomplish the thematic tribute “BIG DAY IBSEN”: the School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (installation 5 stops in Peer Gynt's journey by set design students); the School of Film Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (filming of the event, editing the material and uploading it to NTNG’s official website); the Drama School of the NTNG (presentation of extracts of Ibsen's talks); as well as “Protoporia” bookstore.