Athens - Thessaloniki - Nafplio - Florina

performing places and stories of resilience:
four cities, ten departments, one participation
curators' text

student exhibition space:
a tent stage

Nafplion Blues: Prison Stories

Department of Performing and Digital Arts, School of Fine Arts, University of the Peloponnese (UOP)

Athena Stourna, Assistant Professor

Pablo Berzal Cruz, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Theatre Studies UOP / Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
George Kondis, Laboratory Teaching Staff
Ioanna Lioutsia, Supplementary Teaching


The project focuses on the concept of incarceration, through the case of prisons in the city of Nafplion. In the course Performance and space: the Audience, the Artist and Performance as a Meeting Ground, students created the site-specific performance Listen-Watch-Βe Silent. Performers and audience participated in a pilgrimage procession to the places where prisons once operated (Palamidi, Vouleftikon, Bourtzi, Akronafplia). The course Socially Engaged Performance III: Social Theatre was held at the Agricultural Prison of Tiryns. Inmates and students participated in theatre workshops and presented the performance The Journeys of the Potato, from Andes to Tiryns: Legends and Truths.


Ionni Apostolidou, Ioannis Venetis, Konstantina Goga, Nefeli Grigoraki, Lena Delavia, Chryssa Kaloudopoulou, George Kondos, Percy Koritsidou, Mary Zaggla, Konstantina Mantzavinou, Anastasia Markella Neamoniti, Anastasia Ladopoulou, Beatriz Rodríguez Morgado, Christos Stathopoulos, Anastasia Statsenko, Virginia-Melia Stogiannidou, Spyros Stoupas, Sophia Stylianou, Sophia Hadziioannou, Danae Efrosyni Christoudi