The Chickens and The Fleas

With the oblique and “queer” reproduction of cultural stereotypes, we attempt the reclaiming of the erotic desire and of the gendered body. Desire is adrift inside the tension between self-determination and socially-driven definition; in our opinion, in this borderline lies emotion, desperation, violence but also humor deriving from the masterly short novels “The Chickes” and “The Fleas” of GiorgosIoannou (from the book For a Certain Pride –1964).This performance is an “incantation” against the annulment of desire and the melancholy of the gender.


Nova Melancholia
performers: Despina Chatzipavlidou, Rania Kelaiditi, Kostas Koutsolelos, Anna Tzakou, Sotiris Tsakomidis, GiorgosTsamis (may) / Stavros Bafetis (october)

Text: Giorgos Ioannou
Directed by: Vassilis Noulas
Set Design-Costumes: Myrto Xanthopoulou
Assistant director: Melina Markaki.

Self-managed Theatre Empros
May-June 2012 & October-November 2012.