To You who are listening to me, 2003

5 male – 4 female

Loula Anagnostaki

The play takes place in Berlin. The entire city is burning with protests, riots and violence. Elsewhere, in a small room, the characters find themselves taking part in an imaginary protest. The hero, an aspiring writer, is a forum member and suggests that the others join with him as well, as an experiment. They talk to an imaginary crowd. Eventually, this act turns into a game they can’t escape from, a game that brings out ultimate truths. The stories they share function as a bridge, between the public and the private life, and the outside world progressively takes over their own. Personal dead ends take the form of political and social ones and acquire the role of social and institutional structures as well as the form of basic human qualities, such as love.


The Parade, 1965

1 male – 1 female

The city, 1965

2 male – 1 female

Antonio or The Message, 1972

4 male – 4 female

The Cassette, 1982

4 male – 4 female

The Sound of the Gun, 1987

3 male – 3 female

Diamonds and Blues, 1990

3 male – 4 female

Deep Red Sky, 1997

1 female (Monologue)

The Victory, 1978

7 male – 5 female (minimum number of actors: 5 male – 3 female)

The Journey Away, 1995

1 male – 3 female

The Overnight Stay, 1965

1 male – 2 female

The Interaction, 1967

4 male – 4 female



Loula Anagnostaki’s work constitutes a series of heroic chants towards the exit, a series of humble hymns to freedom. The focus of her playwriting ...