NEW WORLD ORDER by Harold Pinter, Athens - Greece
The New World Order was the first production of the company under its new name (Fresh Target Theatre). It took place in the underground parking space of the Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation in Athens that was converted into a secret state-organization by the production team and aka-lab architects. New World Order paved the way for the space’s extensive use as a large-scale performance venue.
This site-specific promenade performance consisted of three one-act plays by Harold Pinter put together to form a single show (The New World Order, One for the Road, Press Conference). The play received raving reviews from the Greek press and gave a total of 50 performances.
Τhe play was set against the background of an imaginary totalitarian state that commemorated its ascendance to power by displaying its brutal ‘correctional’ methods for the benefit of a small group of like-minded guests. The audience were given VIP passes and were guided to the different spaces of the 600m2 underground parking space that was specially converted for the needs of the production.
Fresh Target Theatre collaborated with DESTE Foundation and the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation to produce this multifaceted, thought-provoking and visually stunning production. The art exhibition that formed an organic part of the performance included sculptures, paintings and installations granted by the DESTE Contemporary Art Foundation and the artist Marikita Manolopoulou.
'Fresh Target Theatre's superbly staged documentary-theatre production of New Word Order constitutes a real artistic experience'
'These one-act Harold Pinter plays are uniquly joined by director Paris Erotokritou - a brilliant approach'
'The production poses a series of uncomfortable questions for the role of each of us in the New World Order we are living in'
'A solid production organically linked with the imposing design of the space'
'Fresh Target Theatre has the capacity for staging truly experimental theatre'
Director/Concept: Paris Erotokritou
Translation: Errikos Mpellies
Architects/Set Design: Aka – Lab Architects
Lighting Design: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos
Movement Director: Amalia Bennett
Dramaturg: Dr Anna Tsichli Bouassona
Gallery Lightning Design: Anna Papayianni
Costumes: Ioanna Timotheadou
Video: Constantinos Taliotis
Make Up Designer: Ioanna Symeonidou
Production Manager: Yiannis Gavrielides
Production Assistant: Aimilia Voulgaris
Production Lawyer/Accountant: George Ioannou
Sponsorship Officer: Christiana Gyra – Ziva
Poster Design: Orestis Lambrou
Photographs: aka – lab Architects
Set Construction: Thanasis Thalassinos
Production Electrician: Kostas Deligiannis
Press: Michalis Cacoyiannis Foundation Press Office
Production: Fresh Target Theatre Ensemble