The staged performance of Metaxia will be once again available on-line for ON DEMAND STREAMING in High Definition (HD), offering content accessibility services for viewers with sensory impairments.
The inclusive professional theatrical group THEAMA, at the request of viewers who missed earlier on-line performances in December 2020, presents the dramatic theatrical monologue of Costas Lakis, "Metaxia", directed by Vassilis Oikonomou.
"Metaxia", premiered through online real time live streaming in December 2020, with content accessibility services for disabled viewers:
THEAMA, due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and its imposed restrictions, once again leads the way in Greece, by bringing to the/all viewers accessible and inclusive performances. With endless inspiration and intensive 6-months preparation, they managed to combine, the "here and now" magic of the theatre with the spectators’ comfort and adaptability to watch the performance on-demand, while respecting the needs for content and language accessibility for sensory impairments and for those whose mother language is not Greek.
The unique perception of the Director, Vassilis Oikonomou to the challenging text of Costas Lakis and the superb performance by Elie Driva as Metaxia in the lead role, will bring to your screen the thrill of a stage performance and will keep you enticed for the duration of the performance.
«…I am here, I came to dig deep, to break and dissolve the silence, the awkwardness of all those years, to stand all together in a great hug».
Metaxia invites us to follow her on her own journey. She brings to life every detail from the premature loss of her childhood innocence, and seeks a way out of her own, personal confinement, which begins in her hometown of Sparta. Redemption comes only after the admission that she must accept what has happened to her, her own actions, as well as the actions of others. The transition from darkness to light ... will come only when Metaxia finally speaks out!
According to the author, Costas Lakis, "Metaxia embodies all the brave women who managed to find their voice again. She is a person on the margins of urban society. Faced with memories, she finds the courage again to stand with courage, bravery, and face redemption. In a frantic course, through the raw recording of important events of her life, she manages to unwind the dust from around her, and inside her. She manages to dream. To live. She speaks, she remembers, she returns… She knows she has no other choice. This woman is Metaxia. This woman’s testimony, with the brilliant interpretation of Eli Driva, and the profound perception of Director Vassilis Oikonomou, Metaxia of today emerges."
The director Vassilis Oikonomou adds: "Personal acceptance and recording of what devours you is the first step towards personal freedom. Costas Lakis, leads us from darkness to light with unique mastery. A punch to the stomach which, however, liberates you."
To be continued online…
After purchasing your ticket / code for the show streaming, you will be redirected to your order's history page, where you will find your Access code in a box and an orange button which you can click-on to access the screening page.
Meanwhile, you will receive an email from Viva Services with the subject "Viva Order Νο: ......", where your video's access code is also stated. (If you cannot find your e-mail in your Inbox please check your Spam/Junk or Promotions Folder).
Your Access Code is also noted on your PDF ticket, which you can download from the above order's details page.
When the time comes to stream the show, click on the WATCH ONLINE button you will find on the presale page at Viva.gr, next to the "BOOK" button, for the show you have chosen. The WATCH ONLINE button can also be found on your order's history page.
You can enter this code at the screening page anytime until 30/5 at 23:59 Greek time (GMT+2). You have up to 3 hours to watch the show. After this period of time, you cannot access the streaming.
Enjoy the show!
For accessibility purposes there are three different choices of on-demand videos, please make your choice:
Playwright: Costas Lakis
Director – Dramaturgist: Vassilis Oikonomou
Asst. Director: Sophia Stavrakaki
Original Music: Elias Kourtparasidis
English Translation/Editing: Marina Andrianou/Maria Dragatakis
Wardrobe: Michalis Sdougkos
Audio Description Greek and English: Dr. Emmanuela Patiniotaki
Greek Sign Language: Theodora Tsapoiti
Closed Captions/subtitles Greek and English: Dr. Emmanuela Patiniotaki
Closed Captions/subtitles translation into English: Marina Andrianou
Sound and Light Technician: Elias Kourtparasidis
Camera: Gkikas Melachrinos
Production: THEAMA (2020-2021)
Communication Coordinator: Marina Andrianou