Spring by Youla Boudali with audio description by ATLAS E.P.
ATLAS E.P. will provide its services to the Athens - Epidaurus Festival for yet another year. On July 2, 3 and 4, at Peiraios 260 - Building E, "Spring" by Youla Boudali will be accessible to visually impaired individuals and/or people with limited access to the visual channel of communication, as the founder of ATLAS E.P., Emmanouela Patiniotaki, will be providing live audio description. Visit the Athens - Epidaurus Festival website to purchase your ticket.
Is there a distinctly male and a distinctly female “destiny”? Are there innate proclivities and talents? Are hard science, mechanical engineering, architecture, or pharmaceutics appropriate for a girl? Spring of 1960, Missolonghi. A group of girls’ school students marches on the city streets, protesting the founding of a Vocational Boys’ Gymnasium that will exclude girls from science courses. A story of women who were born immediately after WWII in an insular, provincial town and envisioned equality with men. Girls whose agency was unusual at the time, and is still unusual today, as gender roles continue to define the dominant national narrative, superficial shifts notwithstanding. An original performance based on actual (and actually Greek) events.
Written and directed by Youla Boudali Dramaturgy Vasiliki Lazaridou Assistant to the director Maria Gioni Set design Konstantinos Kotsis Lighting design Tasos Palaioroutas Costume design Marli Aleiferi Music John Tsallas, Kostas Zampos Recorded texts Panagiotis Papachristopoulos, Thanos Tokakis Make-up artist Evi Zafiropoulou Photos Myrto Tzima Cast Vangelio Andreadaki, Athina Balta, Marianna Bozantzoglou, Eli Driva, Vassilis Karampoulas, Erietta Kelly, Christina Kypraiou, Fotini Papachristopoulou, Zoe Sigalou Executive production LeFou Productions / Vasia Attarian, Serafeim Radis