Intensive Overview


Athens: July 31- August 3, 2023

Students will meet in Athens on July 31. After an a tour of the Acropolis and an orientation dinner on August 1, students will have opportunities to visit  additional historical sites, see live performances, explore Athens, and take part in introductory Greek Theatre and Dance Workshops.


Travel to Zakynthos: August 4-6, 2023

On Friday, August 4, students will travel by bus to see a theatre production at the Ancient Theatre at Epidaurus. They will spend the evening at a nearby accommodation and continue by bus to Kylini Port for a short ferry ride to Zakynthos on Saturday, August 5. Upon settling into accommodations, students will have the evening to explore the island. Sunday, August 6 is a recreation day. Students may make their own plans to explore the island or participate  in an activity suggested by ITDP, such as a tour of the island by boat and visiting different swimming spots. This will be at an additional cost.


Zakynthos Classes: August 8-12 & 08/07-08/11 2023

Summer 2023 includes daily core classes in Ancient Greek Theatre & Dance, Choro Drama, Shakespeare & Text, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre Vocal Performance, Monologue & Contemporary Scene Study with additional master classes in Musical Theatre Dance, Ballet, Traditional Greek Folk Dance. 



Recreation Days: August 12-13 & 15 2023

Saturday & Sunday recreation. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the cultural and recreational aspects and events on the island and the beautiful surrounding ionian islands. Kefalonia & Ithaca are within 4 hours by ferry from Zakynthos.  ITDP will offer some opportunities, however, students may make their own plan if they wish.


August 15th is a Greek National Holiday. We will observe this day and students should feel free to take part in cultural events on the island or relax and enjoy it as a recreational day.