Karagiozis in Asia Minor

Karagiozis in Asia Minor

  • By: Spyros Aggelopoulos

This project centers around the creation of a shadow theater play that challenges established narratives about the 1919-1922 Greek-Turkish War. The production draws on new historical research and involves collaborative writing practices. In the play, the usual protagonist of Greek shadow theater, Karagiozis, is an army captain fighting for a greater Greece in Asia Minor when he encounters a Turkish company led by his counterpart in war and in Turkish shadow theater, Karagöz. The fighting stops momentarily and a dialogue unfolds between them that brings to surface unexpected affinities and poses questions about liberation, loss, and national identity.


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