23. October 2022

Reading and Discussion with Playwright Natassa Sideri Reading and Discussion with Playwright Natassa Sideri

November 7, 2022 ; 18:15 CET

Join us on Monday, November 7, 2022, for a reading and discussion evening with playwright NATASSA SIDERI, whose play GEFESSELT addresses the problem of debt bondage in present-day society. 

The young Greek playwright NATASSA SIDERI was awarded first prize in a new competition for contemporary drama called "Mythos?!", launched by Regensburg Theatre in 2022 in cooperation with the National Theatre in Thessaloniki. She joins us on November 7, 2022, to share some excerpts of her award-winning play GEFESSELT ('Bound') that evolves around a man in financial distress who gradually falls into an increasingly brutal debt bondage with his rich friends.

Born in Athens in 1981, Sideri works as an author and translator. She wrote her first plays in English while living in London and Berlin. Being also involved in the non-profit association "Work on Europe", she wrote the play in 2015 during the most heated period of the financial crisis, amidst discussions about Greece's future in the European monetary union. It tells the story of Nephos, who is in debt and helps his friends Callios and Pyrra with renovation work. The audience witnesses how the situation changes and Nephos' FINANCIAL DEPENDENCE becomes the maxim of living together until he is deprived of his freedom.

Excerpts of the play will be read (in German) by BCDSS doctoral researchers Maja Baum, Lena Muders, David B. Smith, and Lukas Wissel.

The discussion (held in English) with NATASSA SIDERI will be kickstarted by BCDSS members Marion Gymnich, Professor for English Literature and Culture and BCDSS Co-Speaker and Principal Investigator; and David B. Smith, BCDSS doctoral candidate.

The event is designed to particularly address the public, who are very welcome to take part in the discussion. This is a multilingual event (German and English, but Greek will be welcome, too). Contributions in either language are welcome. Please spread the word!

November 7, 2022 - 18:15 CET - 19:45 CET

Followed by a reception. The event closes at 21:00 CET.

Location: Festsaal Universität Bonn
Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn

Please wear a medical or FFP2 mask. The University observes the AHA-L-A guidelines (maintain distancing, observe hygiene rules, wear a mask, ventilate regularly, corona warning app)

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