Open discussion/panel in the context of "Hedda Gabler" production / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Open discussion/panel in the context of "Hedda Gabler" production

blindspot theatre group

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Upper Stage
A fresh, surprising and cinematic version of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler from the promising blindspot theatre company and the talented director, Michalis Konstantatos.
Free admission
A conversation with Hedda

Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler provides the stimulus for a wide-ranging discussion in which the public can engage with speakers active in academia and the arts both in Greece and internationally. The discussion will take place under the aegis of the Norwegian embassy to Athens.
Given the contemporary and timeless subject-matter of Ibsen’s text, which embraces both the existential and the socio-political, it will be interesting to see how experts from the spheres of Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Art understand and interpret the burning issues raised by the play which link Ibsen’s characters so powerfully with the present day.
How does our contemporary social reality interact with Hedda’s world? Do the behaviours and psychology of the characters in the play call people we know to mind? Might the repeating of history beget a mechanism which determines our fate and our choices? Is Man free? If so, what are the limits of that freedom?

This public debate is another event in the blindspot theatre group’s Hedda Gabler theatre project. Performances of the play are scheduled to start on 22 December. Additionally, anyone who wants to can upload audio-visual material to the group’s interactive public portal,, which serves as a diary for characters from the play.


Ellen Rees: Associate professor of Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo's Centre for Ibsen Studies
Peer Perez Øian: Director
Michael Goldman: Professor of English, Emeritus, Princeton University
Eftichia Kalliteraki: Psychoanalyst - Psychotherapist
Yiannis Moschos: Director and theorist

Savas Patsalidis: Τheater critic and Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on
The videos are also available after the end of the shows.

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