Between the Seas Festival brings Syrian, Greek, Catalan and Kosovar drama in New York

Between the Seas Festival brings Syrian, Greek, Catalan and Kosovar drama in New York 620 330 Euro Mediter

Between the Seas festival announces “4×4: NYC meets the Med”: a series of stage readings that aims at bringing the best of new Mediterranean drama in New York and encouraging cross-cultural collaboration between the two sides of the Atlantic. 4 contemporary Mediterranean plays have been selected to be directed by 4 NYC – based directors over the course of a weekend (July 26 and 27, 2014) followed by discussions and panels with audiences and artists. This year’s selected plays are: One flew over the Kosovo theater, by Jeton Neziraj (Kosovo), directed by Doug Howe; The Price, by Lena Kitsopoulou (Greece) and A Chance Encounter by Mohammad Al Attar (Syria) both directed by Noelle Ghoussaini; and Against Progress/Againt Democracy/Against Love by Esteve Soler (Catalonia) directed by Ana Margineanu and Tamilla Woodard.
The selected plays represent the most cutting edge writing in the region and offer a deep understanding of the many facets of the crisis and turmoil in the area – personal and social – with styles that range from the comic and the satirical to the dark and tragic.
The full schedule is available online:
“Between the Seas” was founded in 2011 by Greek artist Aktina Stathaki with the mission to promote contemporary Mediterranean culture in North America.

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