Friday, December 7, 2012


We are delighted to announce that the 2nd Ancient Drama Festival will be held February 22-March 10 2013, at the Hellenic Cultural Center in New York, and the application process has commenced.

Our main objective remains constant: to provide a platform for emerging, as well as established artists, to show their work while ensuring that the spirit of the classical Greek civilization remains alive.

The festival will allow individual actors, theater groups, directors, producers, musicians and choreographers to perform a piece of ancient Greek drama not only to a US audience, but also to artists and lovers of the genre from across the globe. Moreover, their exposure to the audiences of Greece and Cyprus could even lead to them showcasing their work there.

We do hope to create an environment that fosters the exchange of ideas and allows for fresh, innovative perspectives on this most timeless tradition of the ancient Greek drama. Participating artists will have the opportunity to forge connections that could lead to potential collaborations.

The cherry on top is that the 3 winning participants will have their shows produced at a prestigious off-Broadway theater, an honor for any artist.

The application deadline is January the 20th. You will find rules and advice in the relevant section of this blog. We very much look forward to seeing your work.

For more information visit our blog If you have any questions do not hesitate to send us an email at

P.S. We would like to clarify that actors who would like to perform solo may by all means do so; they do not have to be part of a theater group in order to participate in the festival. What we ask of you when applying is to prepare a 15-25 minute monologue of an ancient Greek tragedy or comedy of your choice (your own adaptations welcome) and submit a video of your performance. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Now Accepting Applications for the Ancient Drama Festival 2013!

We are now accepting applications for the 
February 22 - March 10

If you would like to apply to next year's festival:

There is a $100 non-refundable application fee

  • Cheques are preferable; these should be in US dollars and made payable to Leonidaseftychia Inc (42-20 23rd AvenueAstoriaNY  11105).

To apply to the festival as a director, please send us an e-mail at with the following:

  • The title of the play you wish to direct.
  • Your resume and bio, including those of any collaborators.
  • Your goals for the ADF production.
  • Photospress, and links to any previous work.

To participate in any other capacity (actor, production team, etc), please send an e-mail of inquiry to:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Advertise in Our Playbill!

The First Ancient Drama Festival in New York is seeking your support!  

The Ancient Drama Festival is held under the auspices of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture, The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York and New Greek TV. This unique festival is a celebration of the theatre community and citizen’s exploration of the relationship between today’s artist and audience with the ancient texts. It will become an important showcase for directors, theatre groups, and performers on the local and (as we expand and grow, with your help!) the international level. 

Your advertisement can appear in our playbill and forge a connection between the vibrant pulse of the business community and the heart of the theatre community. Our annual Festival boasts 12+ productions which are performed in November of each year. Each production provides a diverse audience totaling about 500 patrons from the NYC area and abroad.

Your support of the Ancient Drama Festival through the purchase of a program advertisement or as a Sponsor helps us continue to further explore the relationship between ancient drama and modern society and provide your company with visibility as an arts patron to the local community. Please choose from one of the options listed below:

FULL PAGE IN COLOR (8 ½” X 5 ½ “) : $2000 - Bonus 12 Free Tickets
HALF-PAGE IN COLOR (5 ½” X 4 ½”): $1000- Bonus 6 Free Tickets
1/3 OF PAGE IN COLOR (5 ½” X 3”) : $750 - Bonus 4 Free Tickets
Notable Mention- A listing of your name on our Benefactors Page $100 +Bonus! 2 Free Tickets


If you have further questions, please contact our Festival Manager:

Please consider making a donation to the Ancient Greek Drama Festival. Our Supporters are listed in our Programs, on our website, and in various other publications. We want our audience members and other supporters to appreciate our sponsors as much as we do.

Please make checks payable and send to:
LeonidasEftychia Inc
42-20 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Special Q&A, Award Ceremony, & More!

The Ancient Drama Festival will feature a special Q&A with our own Ancient Drama expert, the Festival Artistic Director: Eftychia Loizides!

We will also hold an Award Ceremony for the best tragedy presentation, production staff, and performances. 

Watch this page for updates on the festival events as the opening date approaches.

If you are interested in participation or attendance, please send an e-mail to:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Festival Manager Contact

The first Ancient Drama Festival in New York will be held Sunday, November 4th - Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11105. 

The first theatre celebration of contemplation and study. The first assembly of the theatre community and citizens who will put forth their own proposals, thoughts and ideas. The objective of the festival is to broaden the connection between ancient drama and modern reality. Seeking to examine the relationship between today's spectator and artist with the ancient texts. 

For further information about the Ancient Drama Festival, please contact the Festival Manager:

Don't miss the experience of the First Ancient Drama Festival in New York!