TPCC Content:
Lectures and Workshops
  1. A lecture on theatre and performance, through which you will become exposed to the basic principles of the art of theatre and performance. You will also engage with the question of the social role of theatre. The lecture aims to bring the entire group of students up to speed with the basic terminology of theatre and performance, to think about mechanisms of telling a story and narrating events, creating and presenting characters, and extending dramatic action to the audience and society at large.
    Theatre Basics
    Introduction to theatre and performance
  2. The lecture will cover material relating to nationalism, and key concepts such as ‘invented traditions’, ‘identity politics’ and ‘imagined communities’. Moreover, in relation to post-colonialism, the lecture will unfold the roots of the theory through key thinkers and theorists. Through historical references, the lecture will explore these theories in the area of the Eastern Mediterranean, focusing on Cyprus, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon.
    Nationalism & Post-colonialism in Eastern Med communities
  3. A series of 3 lectures which will explore the developments, trends and main elements of theatre between communities in Cyprus, Israel and Palestine. The lectures will present examples of plays, productions, institutions, as well as their social, political, economic and ideological extensions. The lectures will talk about central models of intercommunity theatre in broader social, political and cultural context
    Theatre & community I
    Inter-community theatre in the Eastern Med.
  4. A series of 2 lecture which will cover key concepts in community theatre for social change, engage with questions of risk of harm and how to minimize it, and will finally deal with story-circles and oral history techniques for eliciting community stories and strengthening the capacity to listen. Moreover, the lectures will deal with global case studies from the work of the "Acting Together" Project.
    Theatre & Community II
    Basics and Global practice of Theatre in Community
  1. The series of 4 workshops which aim at providing a complete picture of the spectrum of possibilities of devised theatre practices, within the realm of ‘theatre for social change and engagement’. From playwright, to dramaturgy, directing and acting, the workshops will guide the students through a process of understanding the process of creation (through devised theatre) through the experience of the practitioners.
    Tools I
    Devised Theatre practices in Contemporary Cyprus
  2. Through a lecture and discussion, and from his perspective as a writer of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, the instructor will engage the students in a process of reflection on the place of the Mediterranean in world literature, drawing on Braudel, Bakhtin, Deleuze and Guattari, among others.
    Post-colonialism in Literature in the Eastern Med.
  3. A series of 4 workshops, which will include the history of Theatre of the Oppressed as a methodology, as well as information on Theatre of the Oppressed as a global movement, its basic artistic principles, its basic social principles, and global case studies. Special attention will be paid to case studies from Israel, Palestine and Lebanon, The workshops will also include tools for Adapting Theatre of the Oppressed for communities and groups, examples of activism and aRtivism.
    Tools II
    Theatre of the Oppressed and aRtivism
  4. A series of 3 workshop in the Theatre Hotel Courage (mask) technique, with the incorporation of a lecture on doing empathic business including exercises, how to tell a story through the Courage music technique, while working with archetypical masks. The workshops aim at preparing students to create high quality performances and organizations in order to communicate with an audience, collegues and different cultures, based on values and simple financial structures.
    Tools III
    Mask and Narrative of identity

Credits and Creativity

Earn ECTS and build your portfolio​

 The TPCC course aims for a balance between knowledge, skill and creativity.  Undergraduate students which will complete the course will receive 7.5 ECTS. At the same time, e​​​mbedded within the Summer School is an incubation process for creative ideas and new practices.  The Incubation guarantees creative time for the students, in consultation with the instructors (academics and practitioners), use of performance spaces and a final showcase of the work at the end of TPCC. The creative process can produce original work, be a platform to try out ideas, to experiment and to showcase innovation in the performing arts.