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The Building : Το Κτίριο

Written by Peny Filaktaki

Directed by Anastasia Revi

"It's the first time I've ever spoken about this. The truth is, it's the first time I've spoken at all, uttered a word, with a human voice. Because it's generally accepted that buildings cannot speak."

Written in 2011, this is a story of a building which narrates its turbulent life from the first day people raised it onto its feet until today. Over the course of the past century, the building constantly changes functions and inhabitants, grdually becoming a beacon of history. The never-ending alternation of exitence, war, peace, birth and death of its occupants stands in stark contrast with the infinity of the building's presence. Through immersive storytelling, the play reveals the cycles of history and the struggles of humans to make a mark and a lasting impact over time.

"The Building" was performed at the Michael Pilch Studio, Balliol College, Oxford,

11-13 June, 2015.

Cast

In alphabetical order

Christos Astaras

Sevi Iosifidou

Lina Kagli

Achilleas Kapanidis

Katerina Kaselimi

Alan Knapman

Evangelia Kougioumoutzi

Maria Michalopoulou

Nikos Mitakidis

Afroditi Pekou

Angeliki Xifara

Creative and Production Team

Directed by Anastasia Revi

Translation – Peny Fylaktaki, David Connolly, Alan Knapman

Production Manager – Katerina Kaselimi

Programme – Maria Michalopoulou

Set – Angeliki Xifara

Costumes – Theatre Lab Company

Supporting Crew

Sound – Yiannis Houpas

Surtitles – Panagiota Koliatsa

Lighting – Efstratios Karsakos

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