A professional Theatre and Cinema director, actor and writer. He has written plays, short stories, poetry, essays and screenplays for the cinema.
He studied film directing at the University of Greenwich, London – New York College Athens and theatre directing and acting at the National Theater of Greece. He has directed more than 50 theatre performances and many short films, inside and outside of the borders of Greece. Has also collaborated with a diverse range of major theatres across the world and some of these include the National Theatre of Greece, The National Theatre of China and The Theatrical Organization of Cyprus.
Lots of on stage performances across Europe such as Athens, Cyprus, Czech and Italy. Proficient researcher relating to the training of young directors and theatre writers predominantly focusing on the methods and techniques related to ancient Greek tragedy, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Strindberg.
He runs 1st Theatre Workshop, by the National Theatre of Greece in collaboration with Korydallos Prison in Athens and Anti – Crime Policy since 2016. Presented “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, inside the Athenian prison in 2017, “Ward n.6” by Anton Chekhov 2018, “Glengarry glen Ross” by David Mamet 2019, “The Persians” by Aeschylus 2021 (work in progress)
Received the award from the international English magazine “Acquisition International” for its entire work: “Business Excellence Winner – Theater Director of the Year 2018 – Greece” And also was a TEDxAthens speaker in 2017. Ηas written the book “Shakespeare on Mars” published in English by OnTime Books UK, since February 2021
TEDTalk - TEDxAthens 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zMZaUUW_Xs Shakespeare's "Tempest" in the Main Prison of Greece 2017 in Colaboration with National Theatre of Greece, Anti -Crime Polisy, Korydallos Prisons Upcoming Conferences - Workshops 2021 9 June 2021 Shakespeare Institute - University of Birmingham - International Conference "Shakespeare Beyond Borders Alliance" 3-6 June 2021 ESRA European Shakespeare Research Association International Conference "A Shakespearean Island in the Dystopian Ocean" https://esra2021.gr/ 23 May 2021 – “Theatre and Therapy” – “The 1st Theatre Workshop in Korydallos Prisons” - Theatre in Prison” Conference - Department of Theatre Studies – National and Kapodostrian University of Athens – Greece http://www.theatre.uoa.gr/ Past Conferences and Workshops 2021 23 February 2021 - International Conference on "21ST Century Film and & Digital Media" Department Film and Television Canadian University of Bangladesh. 15 & 19 February 2021 - “Shakespeare’s “Tempest” in the main prison of Greece” International Conference - SiPC4 – 4th International Shakespeare in Prisons Conference – University of Notre Dame – Indiana USA 9 February 2021 –Workshop - Deree Frances Rich School Performing Arts “Devised Theatre” Directors Program - American College of Greece 6 February 2021 – “Life is a theatre - Book pre - presentation” Speech - Εmotional Dialectic School of Athens - Greece 13 January 2021 – “The space as a director” - Workshop - Master Degree Theatre Studies – Open University of Cyprus Past Conferences and Workshops 23 October 2020 - “Artificial Intelligence and Auto - Drama: The case of “Darfsteller” International Conference - Athens call Athens Organization - Greece 8 & 9 March 2019 – “Meeting Shakespeare’s Villains” Theatre Workshop - Arts Festival– Deree Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts, American College of Greece 15 & 22 February 2018 – “Acting - The player of the moment” Theatre Workshop – Teaching through arts - Institute of Educational Policy, Ministry of Education and religious Affairs - Greece 22 September 2017 “Richard the III - Microplastics of the mind” Theatre Workshop - Environmental Education and Performing Arts: Stop in Microplastics – University of Patras – Greece 2016 “Acting - The player of the moment” Theatre Workshop (one semester) 2015 – 2016 “On Shakespeare” – Directing Workshop (two semesters) - Εmotional Dialectic School of Athens - Greece
Academic Papers published in Springer 2018
- “Actors in a Museum: Towards an Innovative Theatre Stage” in 7th ICSIMAT, Athenian Riviera, Greece 2018 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-12453-3_57
- “Follow the Trail of Culture Through Time: The Use of Archeological Sites as Performance Space”in collaboration with Katerina Nikolopoulou 7th ICSIMAT, Athenian Riviera, Greece 2018 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-12453-3_83
- 2018: Received the award from the international English magazine “Acquisition International” for its entire work: “Business Excellence Winner – Theater Director of the Year 2018
- 2015: First Prize of the LIVE-LOVE-RIDE play at the Valitsa Theater Festival.
- 2008: Third Prize at the GREEK SINGLE PARTNERSHIP COMPETITION organized by the Rhodes International Translation Center and DIPETHE Rhodes. With the one-act “Silence”
- 2006: First Prize for Theater Work at the 2nd Aegean Theater Writers Competition from the Homeric Cultural Center of Chios Municipality with the play “Arion” for children
- 1991: First Poetry Prize at the Panhellenic Competition of the literary magazine Magazine with the poem “Oh!” Love »
“Tragedians” 2021, Two act play, Persons 4 (3 m – 1 f), Duration 75′
“Live Love Ride” 2015, Youth Theatre, One at play, Persons 3 (2m – 1f), Duration 45′
“Happy Birthday Mr. Shakespeare” 2014, Children & Youth Theatre, Persons 6 (4m – 2f), Duration 90′
2020: Film Studies – Directing – University of Greenwich (BA Hons)
2003: Theater Directing – National Theater Experimental Scene – Workshop of Acting and Directing
1993: Acting – Diploma Drama School of National Theater
1992: Writing Theatre School – National Company of Greek Playwrights