Theatre group

Drama Group "Tuesday Players"
The old "Tuesday Players" has been renamed to "Drama Group" and now has 33 members. The Drama Group promotes in the most positive way Cerebral Palsy Greece's principles about joined artistic activities for people with and without disabilities.

The Drama Group is the core of the Art Club and cooperates with all the other art groups for the preparation of new performances.

It should be noted that the Drama Group actively participated in many activities and events of the ARTABILITY Project, such as the seminars, the trainings, and of course the Art Festival.

Theatre Workshop
The Theatre Workshop is exclusively run by volunteers, under the supervision of the costume designerinter Kalliopi Kopanitsa. It undertakes the making of the costumes and pros for in the drama and dance performances.

In 2010, an album was published with all the costume designs by Kalliopi Kopanitsa from the performances of the "Tuesday Players".

Activities of the Drama Group
In 41 years, "Tuesday Players" has performed 19 extremely successful plays in Greece and abroad and have been awarded, among other awards, the 1st prize at the International EUROLINE Festival in Portugal, in 2002.

The following list includes all the plays performed by the "Tuesday Players":

• The Bishop's Candle Sticks (Excerpt from "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo)
• Pyramos and Thisbe (Excerpt from "Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare – translated by Vas. Rota)
• The Emperor's New Clothes (Hans Christian Andersen)
• The Stolen Prince (Revision of a Chinese story)
• Christmas Without Snow (Christmas allegory)
• The Tale of 100 Years (Adopted from the "Sleeping Beauty" by Daphne Economou)
• Helen Come Home (Revision by Athina Iakovidi)
• A Tale Without a Name by Penelope Delta, adopted by Daphne Economou)
• The Nightingale (Hans Christian Andersen, adopted by Daphne Economou)
• Persephone, Goddess of the Seasons (Original Play by the Group's members)
• Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (translated by Vas. Rota)
• Ithaca – Long Journey Home (Inspired by the poem "Ithaca" by C. P. Cavafy)
• The Blind House by Dora Vourloumi (adopted by Daphne Economou)
• The Rehearsal (Original play by the Group's members)
• To everything there is a reason (Inspired by "Ecclesiastes")
• Nativity Play (original work)
• Amal and the Night Visitors (Christmas play)
• Brave New World (Original play by the Group's members)
• Quat and His Brothers (Inspired by Melanisian Legend) (ARTABILITY Project)
• The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Robert Browning) (ARTABILITY Project)

The following quote is an excerpt from a review of "Public Opinion", a newspaper of the island of Syros, and it concerns the play "Ithaca – Long Journey of Return", which was performed by the "Tuesday Players" at the Municipal Theatre of Syros in 2004:

"During the show, the effort of people with severe motor difficulties charmed and moved us. The way they attributed this poetic play was remarkable. People in wheelchairs brought the Cyclops, the Laestrygonians, Odysseus and Circe to life, and they taught us a lot in such a short time. They taught us what it means to never give up regardless of the difficulties that might come our way, what it means to offer the joy and thrill of a theatrical play to our fellow men, a play identified with the meaning of life".

In 2007, the play "The Rehearsal" was completed, the first scene of which was performed at the Artistic and Experiential Seminar "The Nightingale".

On April 8th 2010, the "Tuesday Players" was invited by the Zografeio Lyceum of Contantinople to perform their play "Ithaca – Long Journey Home". The performance was very successful and according to a publication of the local Greek press: "It has been a lesson for our students about the power of will and effort. These are people with special abilities, not with special needs".

On November 14th 2013, the "Tuesday Players" were invited by the American Community School to perform the play "Ithaca – Long Journey Home".

On November 22nd 2013, the "Tuesday Players" performed the play "Ithaca – Long Journey Home" at the opening of the 23rd Pan-Hellenic Physiotherapy Scientific Conference.

On May 8th 2015, the "Tuesday Players" were invited by the American Community School to perform the play "To everything there is a reason", during an Educational Conference.

On December 3rd 2015, the "Tuesday Players" performed the Christmas play "Amal and the Night Visitors" at the "Mikis Theodorakis" Cultural-Conference Center of the Municipality of Argyroupoli-Elliniko, for students from the Municipality's Elementary Schools.

On February 17th 2016, the "Tuesday Players" were invited again by the Municipality of Argyroupoli-Elliniko to present the play "To everything there is a reason" at the "Mikis Theodorakis" Cultural-Conference Center, for residents of the Municipality.

On May 24th 2016, the "Tuesday Players" was invited again by the American Community School to present the play "To everything there is a reason".

On June 6th 2016, the "Tuesday Players" performed the play "Ithaca – Long Journey Home" at the 1st Special Education Institutions Festival, in Technopolis – Gazi.