The Building (2012)
1-1.000 men and women
Translated in Spanish by Dimitris Psarras & Marta Miguélez Sánchez and in English by Penny Fylaktaki (edited by David Connolly)
2014 5ο Forum of Contemporary Dramaturgy “Tribute to the Balkans”, Greek Department of the ITI, French Institut, Athens (stage reading)
2014: National Theatre of Northern Greece (stage reading)
2015: Praxis Theatre Group, Michael Pilch Studio, Oxford
The Story A Building’s monologue narrating its life from the first day people raised it upon its feet till today. In a time span of 100 years it has changed many names: Central Market, Headquarters, shelter for fire victims, Central Bank, Command Post, Hospital, First State University, Police, abandoned building. The building’s monologue parades a century of war and peace, disaster and hope, all witnessed by a manmade construction whose blessing of longevity is also its curse: it is forced to witness the circle of human history repeating itself. Therefore, now that it became a Theatre Hall, it decides to talk to the people watching from their seats and ask the audience one last favour: to bring it down so that it won’t have to stand witness to the same things for yet one more time.