Womanhood

  • Womanhood: Vicky Christou Photo: Goethe-Institut/Karin Varga
    Womanhood: Vicky Christou
  • Womanhood: Marios Ioannou and the team during rehearsals. Photo: Goethe-Institut/Karin Varga
    Womanhood: Marios Ioannou and the team during rehearsals.
  • Womanhood: Marios Ioannou and part of the team during rehearsals. Photo: Goethe-Institut/Elli Michael
    Womanhood: Marios Ioannou and part of the team during rehearsals.
  • Womanhood: Anna Ioannidou and Demetra Hadjiyianni Photo: Goethe-Institut/Karin Varga
    Womanhood: Anna Ioannidou and Demetra Hadjiyianni
  • Womanhood: Marios' mother (left) and her friends in Athens during the '60s Photo: Marios Ioannou
    Womanhood: Marios' mother (left) and her friends in Athens during the '60s

The Project

Womanhood brings to the stage a group of theatre-loving amateurs, following a series of workshops with Marios Ioannou. Together, they put a magnifying glass on some of the parts that comprise women's immense worlds. Through improvisation and texts from modern and classical theatre, arise the vast, the sweet, the bitter, the anarchist, the sensitive, the wild and tough, but, at its root, the always compassionate character of women.

The workshops, that took place in January and February 2019 at the premises of the Goethe-Institut Nicosia, aimed in teaching some acting techniques to the participants, while celebrating at the same time the vast world of the female psyche through a final performance on International Women's Day – 8th March 2019.

The participants at the workshops and performance were (in alphabetical order):
Vicky Christou
Demetra Hadjiyianni
Anna Ioannidou
Antonia Lyra
Maria Stavrou
Chrystalla Vassou
Andrea Zittis

Portraits of the project leader