People's Rights


Theatre Pedagogical Program Design: Tasos Karakyklas, Valentina Papadimitraki
Director of Photography: Kostas Kosmadakis
Editing: Kostas KosmadakisMusic: Leonidas Maridakis

Production: Theatre of the shoe on the tree, Cultural Society of Crete, Region of Crete
Under the auspices and financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Country of Production:
Runtime: 11 min
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English


On the occasion of the completion of 200 years since the Greek Revolution, the Theatre of the shoe on the tree designed and implemented the theatre-pedagogical educational program "The rights of the people".

The 4th High School of Chania, the 1st Experimental High School of Chania, the Artistic High School of Drapetsona-Keratsini and the Artistic High School of Athens participated in the program.

theatre educators

Valentina Papadimitraki

Valentina Papadimitraki She is an actress, director, radio producer and writer. She studied theater at the "Veaki" School and educational drama at the Porta - Xenia Kalogeropoulou Theater Workshop. As an actor she has worked in theater, film and television. As a director she has collaborated with the National Theatre of Greece, with ETHAL in Limassol and with the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Thessaloniki. Crete and the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Crete Kalamata.
In 2001 he created the "Theatre of the shoe on the tree" and since then he has been systematically involved in theatre for children, directing and acting in performances that tour all over Greece.
She presented for five years the radio show for children "Go up apple, kateva pomegranate" on Network fm 91,5 in Chania (Silver award in the category special broadcasts at the Regional Media Awards 2017). He has curated radio shows for children and adults on Melodia fm,, Sto Kokkino,, Radio 24/7 and bobos family radio. She has designed and animated educational programs for children and teenagers at the Museum of Typography and the Chania Film Festival. She taught theatrical education at the theatrical workshops of the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Thessaloniki. Crete.
Her theatrical play "A secret balloon" (co-written with N. Karagianni) is published by Kedros Publications. Her book "A hug and a kiss and a foolish box" is published by Kaleidoscope Publications. Her short stories have been published in literary magazines.

Tasos Karakyklas

Tasos Karakyklas was born in Athens. He is a graduate of the Department of History-Archaeology and History of Art of the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University and a graduate of the Postgraduate Program "Public History" (HOU). She studied at the Higher Schools of Dramatic Art "Arhi" and "V. Diamantopoulos", as well as in workshops and Masterclasses in acting, dramaturgy and creative writing, vocal-phonology and creative movement. As an Actor, Director and Dramaturg he collaborated with experimental groups, musical ensembles, with the Fournos Theatre, Epi Kolono, Bios, Neos Kosmos Theatre, Technopolis Athens, National Theatre of Greece, Regional Theatre of Larissa, Serres, Kalamata, as well as with Theatrical and Cultural Organizations. He created solo and collective performances, Actions and Video Art on contemporary performing art platforms.
He appeared in Film and Television. He adapted works of literature for children and teenagers and created narration shows for the Greek Radio. Since 2008 she has been collaborating with the "Theatre of the Shoe on the Tree" in theatrical performances and events, in the organization of educational designs and theatrical workshops, in the creation of narration shows for the Radio and Audio Book for children.
She systematically studies the Pedagogy and Didactics of Drama and Theatre, the Experiential Animation of Groups and the non-traditional applications of Theatrical Art. She designed Workshops and Actions for Children and Vulnerable Groups, who experience social exclusion or are threatened by it, Experiential Workshops in Therapeutic and Penitentiary Structures, with the support of Social Policy and Cultural Management Bodies and Organizations. She collaborates with the innovative program "The Tipping Point of Athens", conducting mentoring sessions with schools in the region. She collaborated for a decade with the Acting Workshop of the NAMA Group, at the Epi Kolono Theater, where she taught "Theater for Children and Youth", "The Art of Drama in Education" and "Stage Storytelling Techniques". She taught acting at the "Open Theater" Theater Workshop of A. Ghika and Actor's Acting-Improvisation and Animation Techniques at the Theatrical Department of the Student Cultural Club of the University of Athens participating in Panhellenic and International University Theatre Festivals.
As a research associate of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP), since 2015 he has organized Educational Programs and theatrical activities for the Museums of Tinos, Soufli and Volos. He belongs to the creative team of the museological project "The Museum Inside Me". He is a regular member of the Greek Actors Guild (SEI-TASEI), the Society of Greek Directors (ECA) and the Panhellenic Network for Theatre in Education.