Directed by Martha Bouziouri
FORMAT: Stage Performance
CATEGORY: Reality Theatre
PREMIERE: 4 July 2018, Athens Festival

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A documentary theatre play, based on a true incident that happened a few years ago in the Greek provincial town of Amarynthos. The quiet town came abruptly under the spotlight when a 15-year-old Bulgarian immigrant and honour student appeared at the local police station to report that she had been gang-raped by four of her classmates in the toilets of their high school, while three schoolgirls were allegedly recording the incident on their mobile phones.

Built on extensive archive research and ethnographic fieldwork, “Amarynthos” sheds light to the mechanisms of truth fabrication and justice, while examining the various ways in which public opinion, the media and the local community responded to the case, taking into account the sex, ethnic background, and social class of the victim.


Chara-Mata Giannatou
Giorgos Kissandrakis
Theano Metaxa
Polydoros Vogiatzis

Text – Dramaturgy – Direction: Martha Bouziouri
Research consultant: Athena Athanasiou
Research group – Dpt. of Social Anthropology, Panteion University: Grigoris Gougousis, Nouri Diakaki, Athina Simoglou
Cast: Chara Mata Giannatou, Giorgos Kissandrakis, Theano Metaxa, Polydoros Vogiatzis
Set and costume design: Eleni Stroulia, Zaira Falirea
Sound and visual design: Voltnoi Brege
Lighting design: Olympia Mytilinaiou
Assistant to the director: Paraskevi Lypimenou
Assistant to the set designers: Zois Ikonomou
Communication consultant: Michalis Sarantis
Photos: Elina Giounanli

Athens Festival

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