The Pontian Artistic Organization of Athens began its theatrical course in 1949 as the “Greek Pontian Theatrical Club”, with the intention of rescuing and disseminating the Pontic Language through the theater. The Pontian artist Nikos Spanidis, Theodoros Kriezis, Olia Mavrokefalidou and Polys Haitas pioneered the establishment of the Group.
For a decade he filled the great Athenian theaters with people who nostalgically sought the language of their ancestors. In 1959 it was transformed into an association called “Pontian Artistic Organization of Athens and Surroundings” based in Kallithea. In 1967 the Organization was dissolved by the junta (the only one that closes in seven years) and all its movable and immovable property was confiscated. In 1968 it was founded again as “Artistic Organization of Pontian Athens” with rich theatrical action, which continues to this day.
KOPA has uploaded twenty-three (23) plays since 1971, three of which are for children, in the Pontic dialect, in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki and other cities in Greece as well as abroad.