CHILDREN PLAYS

Since 2008 collaborates with Fournos theather in Athens. For the last 11 years she has been writing and directing plays for children.

Eleanna has written and directed 5 plays for children, which have been running for 10, 8, 3, 3 & 2 years respectively, with the most recent premiering in Athens January 2018.

 

Each play is an introduction to the magical world of theatre for the audience ages of two to five years old. Through puppets, live action, and an interaction between them and the audience, Eleanna has managed to provide a pleasant first experience to the tiny theatre goers.

 

All five plays are being performed in Fournos Theatre & Centre for Digital Culture in Athens. One of her productions, “The Boy with the Blue Hair" received a donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and both “The Boy with Blue Hair” and Eleanna’s most recent production, “The Sweetest Recipe”, have been invited to London by The Hellenic Centre to perform for the Greek community.

 

After the success of her plays, Eleanna’s next project is to bring the universe of the theater online through a child-friendly platform where one can meet and interact with the characters, sharing their experiences. Eleanna’s dream is to gradually create a web channel where the character’s world will expand beyond the stage.

Apple, Cinnamon & Sugar

A grandmother decides to bake an apple pie for her grandchildren. What a disaster! She discovers that at her home she has only ruby, juicy cherries and no apples at all. What can she do? She decides to find someone who would like to exchange her yummy cherries for some apples. Very soon she realizes that this is not an easy task. She begins a journey where she meets different characters who have different needs. She walks very far away from home, but eventually she does find the apples she needs and she proves to everyone that if we want something that much we can find ways to succeed. December 2008 - present.

Mark the Cat

Mark is a happy, amazing and proud cat. He lives with his owner Mrs Flora in a small house. He is the happiest cat of them all and he can’t complain for a thing. But everything will change when a puppy dog comes uninvited to their front door. Mrs Flora feels sorry for him and decided to adopt him. Mark feels that little by little he looses Mrs Flora and his place in his house. In order to gain her back, he decided to change himself and become something better than what he already is. September 2010 - December 2017

Joy's Window

Joy can see everything outside her window. Everyday she greets her friends and sings to them. She is a very happy little girl with a big smile on her face. But one day, everything is going to change as her parents inform her that they are moving neighborhoods. What is it going to happen to all her friends? Is she ever going to see them again? A story about changes in our lives and true friendship, with lots of music and songs. September 2012- May 2015

The Boy with the Blue Hair

 F.R., from Fearless, is a sweet mellow boy. He is very smart, but a little bit too shy and timid, as he is the only blue hear person in a town where everyone has red hair. His best friend is Merber, a little creature made from old fabrics and worn out clothes, his Nana made him when he was just a little baby. When F.R. looses Merber in the  Forest of the Colours and Shapes, he has to face his fears and go to look for him. In the forest, he will go through lots of different adventures and he will meet lots of great new friends who will help him find Merber. An interactive play with a lot of songs that deals with the issue of confrontation our fears, our differences and  the power of friendship. September 2015 - present

The Sweetest Recipe

Sweet Steve, is a mellow and chubby baker who lives in Cloudtown, the place where all the fairy-tales characters live. Every day he bakes delicious desserts and magical sweets for the enchanted people of Cloudtown. When he hears that humans on earth are very sad, he decides to help them and offer them a gift – the sweetest, the most delicious recipe that he had ever made. Soon enough he will understand that to make the recipe is not a piece of cake. January 2018 - Present

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