Venice Open Stage (VOS) is an international festival of theatre schools, which began in 2012. It takes place every summer, in the open air theatre which is set up at Campo Sebastiano in Venice, with the support of IUAV (https://www.iuav.it/Ateneo1/eventi-del/2018/Venice-Ope/index.htm)
The collaboration of the School of Drama, AUTH, with the VOS Festival began in 2015.
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In 2019, like every year since 2015, the AUTH School of Drama participated in VOS with a student performance. This year Those in the Tomb; Excerpts From the Book of War, based on the novel by Stratis Myrivilis Life in the Tomb, was presented on the Campo San Sebastiano Stage (10 & 11 July, Dorsoduro, Venice).
In 2018, the AUTH School of Drama participated in VOS with the performance Ασθμαίνω (Asthmeno=Gasping), a dance theatre production, resulted from Katerina’s Stavrou Final Year Project, and a four-day scenography workshop (28 June-1 July), called Exotic Birds, and taught by AUTH School of Drama teaching team.
In VOS 2017, the School of Drama performed a soirée under the title To Da or Not to Da, to celebrate Dada’s centenary. The performance followed the abstract form of a dadaist variety evening and consisted of sound and tonal poems, manifestoes, chansons, sound music, dance, and scenes from short plays in various languages.
In 2016, the School of Drama participated in VOS with the performance ICON, a diploma Project in Scenography of Dido Gogou, Eleni Kanakidou and Sonia Samartzidou. The project was supervised by Apostolos Vettas and Lila Karakosta.
In VOS 2015, the School of Drama participated with the performance Water. Greek Mythology (Medusa, Pegasus, Andromeda, Perseus) is interwoven with ancient drama, in a visual narrative-journey which begins and ends with the question of the creation of the world of water.