The Republic of Baklava

The Republic of Baklava


Greek theatre-maker Anestis Azas staged The Republic of Baklava for the Athens Epidauros Festival 2021 to mark the 200th anniversary of Greece’s sovereignty. The fictional plot tells of a bi-national couple, a Greek man and a Turkish woman, who decide to create their own nation-state, using their home and private business as headquarters. In a series of absurd and comical situations, the characters are confronted with the contradictions of contemporary Greek society since the revolution, the problem of national identity and the utopian reality of a future, global, digital nation, taking us on this journey into a special European future.

Cast Katerina Mavrogeorgi, Cem Yigit Üzümoğlu, George Katsis, Gary Salomon Stage design Eleni Stroulia Costumes Vassilia Rozana Light design Eliza Alexandropoulou Music Panagiotis Manouilidis Video Dimitris Zachos Choreography Zoe Chatziantoniou


Part of 6. Berliner Herbstsalon GEZİ – TEN YEARS AFTER. Ein Prolog im Frühling


Photo: Penelope Gerasimou

Play development and directed
Anestis Azas