Hydra, Greece

Acting to the Gods

when 21 July 2023 - 5 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 1150

Intensive two week acting course. Set in on the island of Hydra, in Greece, where theatre originated 2,500 years ago, the course offers a unique opportunity to train, rehearse and perform in a Greek amphitheatre, to learn about the ritualistic origins of theatre in its birthplace, and to attend a performance at the spectacular Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.The training methods taught are applicable to all forms of theatre.

Course leader

Corinna Seeds and Kostas Gakis

Target group

Actors, theatre practitioners, teachers, drama and classics students. We welcome a diversity of ages, nationalities and experience for this course. A maximum of 12 participants are accepted.

Course aim

The training methods taught are applicable to all forms of theatre. Classes/Workshops (6 hours daily) include: Birth and cult of theatre, improvisation, character work, masks, chorus work, Greek dance, movement, voice and text work. The course trains actors to use their voice and body in large open spaces - in a beautiful setting which replicates theatre's origins - and provides invaluable skills. The course culminates with a public and filmed performance in the Hydrama amphitheatre. During your stay you will experience the Greek way of life of early mornings, long afternoon rests and late night outdoors... You will eat Greek food, learn basic Greek language and customs... listen to Greek music... swim... dance....train and perform

Credits info

A Certificate of Participation is given on completion of the course stating training and performance hours.

Fee info

EUR 1150: This fee is inclusive of all tutorials, 14 nights accommodation, production costs, three meals daily and scheduled field trips in Hydra.