by Euripides



Production: Organization Pafos 2017 Cultural Capital of Europe, Attis Theatre (in Greek, Turkish, Arab, Hebrew, Bosnian and Croatian language)

Α’ Performance: 7 July 2017, Pafos Ancient Odeon


Translation: Kostis Kolotas
Direction – Set design: Theodoros Terzopoulos
Assistant Director: Savvas Stroumpos
Music: Panagiotis Velianitis
Costumes: Loukia
Light design: Konstantinos Bethanis
Executive Producer: Maria Vogiatzi
Photos: Johanna Webber


Hecuba: Despina Mpemperdeli / Aneza Papadopoulou
Helen: Sophia Hill
Andromachi: Niovi Charalambous
Talthybius: Prokopis Agathokleous/ Antonis Myriagkos
Poseidon / Menelaus: Andreas Phylaktou / Savvas Stroumpos
Athena: Evelina Arapidi / Elli Igliz
Kassandra: Ajla Hamzic, Evelian Arapidi, Hadar Barabash, Sara Ipsa, Evelyn Asouant, Elli Igliz,
Chorus Leader: Erdogan Kavaz
Chorus: All actors



7, 8 July, Pafos Ancient Odeon, Pafos Cultural Capital of Europe 2017, Pafos, Cyprus


6, 7 July, Ancient Theatre of Delphi, European Cultural Center of Delphi – Onassis Foundation “The Return of Dionysus – Hommage to Theodoros Terzopoulos”, Delphi, Greece


24, 25 August, Open Air Theatre, 9th Theatre Olympics “Creating Bridges”, Toga, Japan
31 October, Water Theatre, 7th Wuzhen Theatre Festival “Beyond the real, all Wuzhen’s a stage”, Wutzen, China
1, 2 November, Water Theatre, 7th Wuzhen Theatre Festival “Beyond the real, all Wuzhen’s a stage”, Wutzen, China

The Trojan Women is a protest to the absurdity, violence and atrocities of war and a demand for peace, solidarity and humanity. Actors from divided cities (Nicosia, Mostar, Jerusalem), as well as from Syria and Greece take part in the play. The aim of the performance 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 of the body with myth, time and memory. This relationship brings about the fundamental existential question “what is it about?”, a question that motivates artists and viewers over the course of the multiple dimensions of human enigma.

The Trojan Women is dedicated to the memory of Jannis Kounellis, the famous founder of arte povera, who was assigned to create the artistic installation of the performance.