Specially Invited Plays
 The Trojan Women


Attis Theatre

Directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos

Written by Euripides


October 31, 2019, 16:30

November 1, 2019, 16:30

November 2, 2019, 16:30

WHERE: Water Theatre

Duration: 80 minutes (without intermission)

Performed in Greek, with Chinese and English subtitles


Α multicultural performance for a multicultural audience. But mostly, a performance in support of reconciliation. A significant theatrical moment, a lucid and meaningful performance, mesmerizing and full of energy—with both physical and spiritual acting.

  Ileiana Dimadi, Athinorama

Terzopoulos, at the dawn of the 21st century, offers a new proposal and delves into woes such as war, migration and poverty. Everything is justified in this significant performance, which is characterized by unique aesthetics and ontological depth.

  Penelope Chatzidimitriou, Theater der zeit

The Trojan Women, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos, is a production that escapes the narrow limits of a spectacle and becomes a personal and global experience of ontological questions. And despite the inevitably ephemeral nature of the theatre art, The Trojan Women is a performance that can’t be forgotten.

  Stella Charami, tospirto.net

The great, innovative director, Theodoros Terzopoulos, made his miracle presenting one of the most successful performances we have seen. An exceptional, emblematic, austere, dense, skillfully beautiful and globally gloomy performance, a magical and ritual condensation of speech, image and sound that liberates the body and the soul.  You can’t help but be shaken, moved and grateful for such a performance.

  Argyro Toumazou, Wiz Urban Guide

About The Trojan Women 

The Trojan Women is a protest against the absurdity, violence and atrocities of war, and a demand for peace, solidarity and humanity. Actors from divided cities, as well as from Syria and Greece, take part in the play. The aim of the production is to work as a declaration, highlighting the issue of city partitioning, the division of peoples and the need for reconciliation.

The aesthetic of the performance derives from the relationship between body and myth, time and memory. This relationship brings about the fundamental existential question, “What is it about?”, a question that has motivated artists and viewers over the course of the multiple dimensions of the human enigma.

The role of Hecuba is interpreted by the legendary Greek actress, Despina Bebedeli. The Trojan Women is dedicated to the memory of Jannis Kounellis, the famous founder of arte povera, who was assigned the task of creating the artistic installation for the production.

The Trojan Women was initially a production of the Organisation Pafos 2017- European Capital of Culture, and was presented at the Pafos Ancient Odeon. In 2018, The Trojan Women was presented at the ancient theatre of Delphi, which is under reconstruction and was especially opened to host this performance in daylight, as part of the tribute to Theodoros Terzopoulos, entitled “The Return of Dionysus,” organised by the European Cultural Center of Delphi and supported by the Onassis Foundation.


Director: Theodoros Terzopoulos

Assistant Director:Savvas Stroumpos


 Aneza Papadopoulou – Hecuba

 Sophia Hill – Helen

 Niovi Charalambous – Andromache

 Antonis Myriagkos – Talthybius

 Menelaus Savvas Stroumpos – Poseidon

 Elli Ingliz – Kassandra

 Hadar Barabash – Kassandra

 Sara Ipsa – Kassandra

 Evelyn Asouant – Kassandra

 Erdogan Kavaz – Coryphaeus

 All the group – Chorus      

Music: Panayiotis Velianitis

Costumes: Loukia

Sound and lights: Konstantinos Bethanis

Stage technician: Charalampos Terzopoulos

Interpreter: Kostis Kolotas

Production Manager/Surtitles: Maria Vogiatzi

About Theodoros Terzopoulos

Theodoros Terzopoulos created Attis Theatre in Delphi in 1985. He has directed Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and opera and contemporary plays of the most eminent European and Greek writers. He has directed in many theatres outside of Greece and collaborated with significant performers. Theodoros Terzopoulos and Attis Theatre have presented 2100 performances all over the world over 34 years.

Terzopoulos’s approach to ancient Greek tragedy is taught in drama academies, institutes and departments of classical studies all over the world. While a professor emeritus, he has led many workshops and lectures about his method, in academies and universities all over the world. Every year since 2013, he has been leading the international summer workshop, “The Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos,” for young performers and directors.

He has been awarded with many Theatre Prizes in Greece and abroad. Books on his working method and Attis Theatre have been published in Greek, English, German, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Italian, Korean and Polish. The book of his Method, titled The Return of Dionysus was published in 2015 and since then has been translated into many languages.

About Attis Theatre

Attis Theatre was founded in 1985 in Delphi by Theodoros Terzopoulos. Its fundamental aim is research on ancient Greek tragedy and significant plays of international drama. Over 34 fruitful years, Attis Theatre has presented 2100 performances all over the world. It collaborates with international festivals and foreign theatres as a co-producer of multilingual and multicultural productions. It promotes Theodoros Terzopoulos' acting method and it has organized 400 workshops and 50 theoretical conferences, most of them in conjunction with the most eminent drama academies. Books about Attis Theatre have been published and translated into many languages (Greek, English, German, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Polish, Korean, Italian), and many articles and essays have been published in theatre reviews.