Two Greeks In N.Y. World Wide Lab

world wide labTwo Greek women, the director Ioli Andreadi and the musician Erato A. Kremmyda will participate in the theatrical workshop-festival World Wide Lab that will take place in Brooklyn, New York City from Aug. 16-Sept. 17.

The World Wide Lab was created in 2011, at Watermill of Bob Wilson, by graduates of Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab.

It is an international platform of directors from various countries around the world, as Italy, Greece, Israel, Taiwan, Canada, USA, India, who meet each year, aiming at working intensively and collectively for a month on the creation and presentation of theatrical projects on a specific topic at a time.

The topic of the first World Wide Lab in 2012 was Feast, while for the year 2013, the festival’s theme is Ritual. World Wide Lab aims at proposing a model of collective cooperation and at finding a common artistic language, which will not eliminate, however, the particularities of the origin and training of each director.

In the framework of this philosophy, World Wide Lab does not have a stable artistic director, but each year it discovers a new hierarchy that has two characteristics: serving a specific goal and not lasting for a long time.

The artistic direction for the year 2013 has been undertaken by Ioli Andreadi from Greece and Evan Cummings from the USA. Andreadi will co-direct the play Agamemnon of Aeschylus with the American director Jay Stern and the play will be performed on September 4-7 at Irondale Center in New York.

Erato Kremmyda from Greece signs the music in the same play and is also editing all the music in WWL. The Greek participation in World Wide Lab is supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.