Erene Kaptani

dramatherapist, Movement & Theatre Practitioner

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Erene is a participatory performance artist from Lesvos, Greece living in London. Her participatory performance practice is informed by her studies in anthropology, physical theatre and dramatherapy. She has expertise in participatory performance for social research, community building and public impact. She is using narrative and movement-based methods inspired by Improvisation and physical Theatre as well Playback and Forum Theatre. She is a member of Playback South Theatre Company and devises performances at Studio Upstairs arts community. She produced, wrote and performed in Suspended Lives, a play with refugee groups in Tara Arts and Rich Mix. Her current play ‘Me? I just Put British!’ it is a collaborative work with  Black women’s group, based on their experiences of the hostile environment in Britain. She devises performances and facilitates community, professional and academic training to question the constructions of social identities, institutional and public communications. Her international work is published in journals and social media sites.