New World Order /2010

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NEW WORLD ORDER by Harold Pinter, Athens - Greece

The New World Order was the first production of the company under its new name (Fresh Target Theatre). It took place in the underground parking space of the Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation in Athens that was converted into a secret state-organization by the production team and aka-lab architects. New World Order paved the way for the space’s extensive use as a large-scale performance venue.

This site-specific promenade performance consisted of three one-act plays by Harold Pinter put together to form a single show (The New World Order, One for the Road, Press Conference). The play received raving reviews from the Greek press and gave a total of 50 performances.

Τhe play was set against the background of an imaginary totalitarian state that commemorated its ascendance to power by displaying its brutal ‘correctional’ methods for the benefit of a small group of like-minded guests. The audience were given VIP passes and were guided to the different spaces of the 600m2 underground parking space that was specially converted for the needs of the production.

Fresh Target Theatre collaborated with DESTE Foundation and the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation to produce this multifaceted, thought-provoking and visually stunning production. The art exhibition that formed an organic part of the performance included sculptures, paintings and installations granted by the DESTE Contemporary Art Foundation and the artist Marikita Manolopoulou.

'Fresh Target Theatre's superbly staged documentary-theatre production of New Word Order constitutes a real artistic experience'  

Athinorama ****

'These one-act Harold Pinter plays are uniquly joined by director Paris Erotokritou - a brilliant approach'

Athens Voice

'The production poses a series of uncomfortable questions for the role of each of us in the New World Order we are living in'

Eleutherotypia

'A solid production organically linked with the imposing design of the space'  

Ta Nea 

'Fresh Target Theatre has the capacity for staging truly experimental theatre' 

Kathimerini 

Cast and creatives: 

Cast

Giorgos Ziovas

Drosos Skotis

Dimitris Agoras

Nikos Karapanos

Gerald Tzelalis

Tania Palaiologou

Dimitris Kanellos

Giorgos Nikolaidis

Nadia Pavlaki

Deborah Odong

Eleni Vryoni

Eva Zygiri

Creatives

Director/Concept: Paris Erotokritou

Translation: Errikos Mpellies

Architects/Set Design: Aka – Lab Architects

Lighting Design: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos

Movement Director: Amalia Bennett

Dramaturg: Dr Anna Tsichli Bouassona

Gallery Lightning Design: Anna Papayianni

Costumes: Ioanna Timotheadou

Video: Constantinos Taliotis

Make Up Designer: Ioanna Symeonidou

Production Manager: Yiannis Gavrielides

Production Assistant: Aimilia Voulgaris

Production Lawyer/Accountant: George Ioannou

Sponsorship Officer: Christiana Gyra – Ziva

Poster Design: Orestis Lambrou

Photographs: aka – lab Architects

Set Construction: Thanasis Thalassinos

Production Electrician: Kostas Deligiannis

Press: Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation Press Office

Production: Fresh Target Theatre Ensemble

 

 

Timelapse video documenting the Michael Cacoyiannis underground space conversion, made by Stathis Cataropoulos of aka-lab Architects (Athens 2010)

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