Theatre in Greece
- Perform in a production of an ancient Greek tragedy in Lawrence's sister city
- Study modern Greek language and classical Greek culture and history
- Earn 6 hours of academic credit through completion of the program and fulfill Goal 4.2
- Includes excursions to other sites in Greece, including Athens, Delphi, Mycenae & Corfu
The program will offer participants an opportunity to learn the Greek culture and language in its native environment, right in the midst of the township of Katohi, a rural farm community of Greece, and to experience preparing and performing a Greek tragedy in the ancient outdoor theatre of Oiniades.
A faculty instructor from the University of Kansas will lead the program with the assistance of two local instructors. The program takes place in the Greek village of Katohi, about three miles from the ancient hilly fort complex of Oiniades where the theatre is located. The program is jointly sponsored by the University of Kansas and the village of Katohi.
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On-Campus (Lawrence) classes & rehearsal: June 1-15, 2022
Depart U.S. for Athens: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Arrive in Athens: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Depart Athens for U.S.: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Katohi offers generous support in welcoming the program to the community. To show our appreciation for the tremendous goodwill, each student and faculty member will engage in cultural activities in English language, song and dance, and acting for the children of Katohi.
Students will rehearse and perform in a production of an ancient Greek tragedy. The production will be presented in the ancient theatre of Oiniades near the end of July. The students will receive instruction in Modern Greek language throughout the summer and the play will be performed in both Greek and English.
In addition to theatre production, participants will study modern Greek language, classical Greek culture, history of ancient Greek theatre and architecture, and Greek song and dance.
All students will earn six hours of undergraduate or graduate credit.
THR 304 Study Abroad Topics in: Summer Theatre (3 undergraduate credits)
CLSX 375 Studies in: Summer Theatre (3 credit hours)
THR 704 Study Abroad Topics in: Summer Theatre (3 graduate credits)
CLSX 675 Studies in: Summer Theatre
Note: This study abroad program fulfills Goal 4.2 for the KU Core.
Professor Dennis Christilles is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre.
Dimitra Pitsikou, Language Instructor and Katohi resident, will teach a daily session in Modern Greek language.
Program participants and staff will reside in a pleasant school building on the quiet edge of Katohi. While in Katohi, three meals per day will be provided and included in the program fee. During excursions, hotel accommodations and some meals will be provided.
Open to undergraduate and graduate students from any accredited U.S. college of university who have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (exceptions considered after submission of a petition). Students who participate in the program will be subject to rigorous physical exercise in the rehearsal and performance activities and on weekend excursions. The summer climate in Greece is extremely hot and only students who are in good health are encouraged to participate.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Dennis Christilles, Program Director
Department of Theatre & Dance