Presenting on Tuesday the Onassis Foundation’s workshops for children, the Foundation’s Library and Digital Programs Head told the audience that children attending the initiatives housed on Saturdays, at the Onassis Library, “will have the opportunity to take many roles and experientially participate in actions that will see them transform into little alchemists, sailors and cosmonauts, travelers, writers, typographers, engravers, designers, hagiographers, and jurors. How specifically will this last one be done? With the help of Sophocles’ Antigone, one of the works of our great tragic poets, found at the Onassis Library. Through the “Little Jurors” educational activity, we revive the ancient Antigone text, and recreate a trial that never took place”.
Actors Gioulika Skafida and Lazaros Georgakopoulos demonstrated exactly how this was to be done, getting in their Antigone and Creon characters, respectively, to kick-off the interactive performance designed with the assistance of “Charismatheia” founder Alexandros Papandreou. On December 16, the audience of “Little Jurors” will get to decide on the imaginary trial of Oedipus’s daughter, delivering its own verdict: Was she guilty or not?
The initiative is designed for children of 10 years of age and up. Admission to all educational programs is free, on a first come-first serve basis. A reservation is required, to be made through [email protected].
For more information, call 210 371 3001.