ISSN: 20523971
First published in 2015
2 issues per volume
Volume 3 Issue 2
Cover Date: October 2017
Trajectories of transition: Economies and geographies of theatre in contemporary Athens
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Authors:  Philip Hager 
DOI: 10.1386/jgmc.3.2.145_1

state subsidies,Athens,debt,hospitality ,Onassis Cultural Centre,labour,theatre,transnational citizenship

In this article, I trace institutional transitions that have framed, produced and hosted theatre in Athens during the last four decades. In doing so, I seek to devise a methodology that examines the city’s changing theatrical landscapes against the backdrop of Metapolitefsi’s trajectories of transition and the post-2010 in-crisis permutations. Subsequently, I pursue a twofold argument: first, I observe the ways in which state subsidies forged theatrical economies that contributed to the shaping of Athens’ geographies; and by focusing on the example of the Onassis Cultural Centre, I propose that a key marker of change is a move towards an ethic of hospitality, concurrent with the systematization of the economies of debt in Greek society.
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