The traditional annual meeting of Thessaloniki’s citizens and visitors that is held every summer at the big open-air Forest Theatre
will be renewed this year.
In addition to the theatre performances, concerts and dance events hosted every year, a two-week International Festival including selected performances from Greece as well as major productions from abroad will be organized for the first time.
From 1 to 16 July 2017, Forest Theatre as well as other NTNG venues will host over 10 performances aiming at highlighting important Greek productions (their presentation in Thessaloniki will be organized in collaboration with the Hellenic Festival
) and familiarizing the city’s public with prominent artists and contemporary theatrical approaches from Europe and around the world.
The International Section of the festival is funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), namely from the Operational Programme of the Region of Central Macedonia
For the selection of the productions, a three-member committee has already been formed. The committee’s members are: Savas Patsalidis
, professor and theatre critic, Maria Tsima
, actress and NTNG Deputy Artistic Director and Amalia Kondoyanni
, dramaturg and head of the NTNG Literary & International Relations Office.