History confirms the enduring presence of the Roma people in Greece. Actually, the Greek Roma population is actually one of the oldest in Europe. Τhe issue of Roma is complex and often misunderstood around the world as it is in Greece. Many stereotypes, both negative and positive, tend to overshadow the true reality of their lives. In an effort to shed light on the experiences of the Greek Roma community, directors-dramaturges Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris took it upon themselves to create a space for Roma voices to be heard with Romáland, the duo’s latest production at Onassis Stegi. According to the creators, Romáland is a “reverse journey” through contemporary Greek history from the perspective of the Roma community. Azas and Tsinikoris have been working in the genre of documentary theatre for several years now—their previous success, Clean City, was about the lives of immigrant cleaners. The participants in their latest play are real members of the Roma community, telling stories from their lives that challenge our perceptions.
Performances with English surtitles in November: on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2023.