Martha Mavroidi / Maro Vasiliadou / Maria Magkanari
World premiere • Commissioned by the GNO Alternative Stage
Cycle “The Revolution Through the Eyes of the Other”
As part of the tribute to the 2021 bicentennial of the Greek Revolution
Original text – Intertext composition – Stage director: Konstantinos Chatzis
Literary dramaturg: Antigoni Karali
Original concept – Research – Stage dramaturg: Stella Papakonstantinou
Set designer: Artemis Flessa
Costume designer: Ioanna Tsami
Butoh training: Ioanna Garagouni
Lighting designer: Stella Kaltsou
Cast: Lydia Koniordou, Vasilis Milionis, Alexandros Psychramis, Mariam Rukhadze, Dimitris Tsiklis
Vocal ensemble arrangements – Musician on stage: Fotis Lamaris • Theodore Tzovanakis (piano)
Konstantinos Chatzis Original text – intertext composition, stage director
Born in Athens, Greece. Theatre director, musician and founder of the theatrical troupe Omada Chroma. He has directed a wide repertoire of classic and modern plays, among which plays of ancient Greek drama. He has also adapted great writers’ works, such as Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novels. His directing style is characterized by extensive research on speech and rhythm, intertextuality and the strong presence of music. He has collaborated with various musicians and actors from Greece and abroad.
Antigone Karali Literary dramaturg
She is a journalist specialising in cultural reporting with many years of experience in the field of culture. She worked in newspapers, magazines and websites. In recent years, she has been working for a private TV network in the Communication and Marketing department.
Stella Papakonstantinou Original concept, research, stage dramaturg
Born in Athens, Greece. Studied International Relations and Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Obtained her master’s degree on the Literature and Social Anthropology of the Eastern Mediterranean from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Studied acting at the Dilos Drama School. After remaining abroad for several years, she returned to Athens and to academia, where she has been studying theatre and cinema at a pre-doctoral level, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the University of Peloponnese. She has been working as a researcher on theatre, assistant director and dramaturg.
Artemis Flessa Set designer
Born in Athens, Greece. In 2006, she graduated from the Greek Art Theatre “Karolos Koun”. She collaborated as set and costume designer with the National Theatre of Greece, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Onassis Stegi, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Cyprus Theatre Organisation, Municipal and Regional Theatre of Kalamata, Neos Kosmos Theatre, Porta Theatre, AM Theatre, etc. She has also collaborated with Georgia Mavragani, Dimitris Karantzas, George Koutlis, Giannis Dalianis, Aris Balis, Taxiarchis Hanos, Margarita Trikka, Tsokara Theater Company, Lefteris Giovanidis, Foulis Boudouroglou, Theano Metaxa, etc.
Ioanna Tsami Costume designer
Born in Piraeus, Greece. In 2008 she studied costume and set design at the Motley Theatre Design Course in London. Since 2001, she has worked with Dimitris Karantzas, Yannis Houvardas, Michail Marmarinos, Akillas Karazisis, Nikos Chatzopoulos, Theo Abazis, George Kakanakis, Anna Kokkinou, Effie Theodorou, Aris Retsos, Yannis Kalavrianos, Albrecht Hirche, Barbara Weber, Oskaras Koršunovas, Alison Chitty, Ioanna Portolou, Apostolia Papadamaki, Sophia Vgenopoulou, Marianna Calbari, Haris Fragoulis, George Sachinis, Yannis Skourletis, Georgia Mavragani, Natasha Triantafylli, Maria Protopappa, Panagiotis Fafoutis. She has repeatedly collaborated with the Greek National Opera.
Ioanna Garagouni Butoh training
Choreographer and butoh instructor. Graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, New York and studied at the Merce Cunningham and Eric Hawkins Dance Companies in New York. From 2000 to 2004, she studied butoh with pioneers Kazuo Ohno and Yoshito Ohno, Akiko Motofuji, Akira Kasai, Toru Iwashita, Dairakudakan Butoh Dance Group etc. in Japan. She participated in performances at the Richard Perry Theater, Brooklyn, Session House Theater, Tokyo, Bunka Gakuin University, Tokyo in collaboration with Akiko Motofuji and Daiji Meguro at the Die Pratze Theater Dance Festival with the nominal support of the Greek Embassy in Tokyo, Altera Pars Theatre, Athens etc. She was the butoh instructor for Euripides’ The Bacchae, directed by Konstantinos Chatzis. She participated in the ART ERT TV emission on Japanese culture (4/11/2015). She teaches at professional dance and drama schools and cultural institutions in Athens and Tokyo (1991-2021). For many years she collaborated with the Greek Ministry of Culture as a special examiner for the entry and final examinations of higher dance schools in Greece.
Stella Kaltsou Lighting designer
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, she studied theatre lighting, sets and theatre theory at the School of Drama (Faculty of Fine Arts) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, graduating in 2009. In 2019, she won the Best Lighting Design Award of the Year at the Event Awards. She has designed the lighting for operas, dance performances and concerts at Hong Kong Opera, Handel Festival, Ópera de Oviedo, São Carlos National Theatre, Cracow Opera House, GNO, Onassis Stegi, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Festival of the Aegean (Syros), Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. She has also designed the lighting for the event “Giannis Antetokounmpo MVP Nike Zoom Freak”. She has designed the lighting for various productions at the National Theatre, Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Greek Art Theatre – Karolos Koun, Athens Concert Hall, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Olympic Stadium, etc. She has collaborated with directors such as Arnaud Bernard, Renato Zanella, Yannis Houvardas, Daniel Pfluger, Nikos Mastorakis, Ester Ambrosino, Yannis Kakleas, Sofia Spyratou, George Kimoulis, Marianna Calbari, Konstantinos Rigos, Aris Biniaris, George Petrou, Angela Brouskou, Themelis Glynatsis, etc.
Lydia Koniordou Death / Black angel
Born in Athens, Greece. Studied English literature at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and graduated with honours from the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece. As an actress, she cooperated with directors such as Karolos Koun, Alexis Minotis, Giorgos Lazanis, Spyros Evangelatos, Kostas Tsianos, Lefteris Vogiatzis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Niketi Kontouri, Yannis Kokkos, Sotiris Chatzakis, Vangelis Theodoropoulos, Konstantinos Chatzis, Heiner Goebbels, Anatoly Vasiliev, Robert Wilson etc. She directed ancient Greek drama productions as well as modern Greek and international plays at the National Theatre of Greece, Greek National Opera, Municipal Theatres of Larissa, Volos and Patras, New York University, Binghamton University, Shanghai Theatre Akademy, Getty Museum and Oxford University. She served as artistic director of the Municipal Theatres of Volos and Patras and as CEO at the Research and Practical Applications Centre of Ancient Greek Drama DESMOI. As a teacher, she has taught for years in public and private drama schools as well as universities in Greece and abroad, mainly focusing on ancient Greek drama. She has received several awards for her contributions to ancient Greek drama, both as actress and director.
Vassilis Milionis 1st Haitian
Born in Athens, Greece in 1996. He studied Philology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as acting at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece, where he graduated with honours in the summer of 2020.
Dimitris Tsiklis 2nd Haitian
Born in Athens, Greece in 1996. He is an actor, a graduate of the Dilos Drama School. He debuted on TV at the age of 18 in the Mega Channel TV series Stolen Dreams. Since then he has focused on theatre and collaborated with directors such as Simos Kakalas, Georgia Mavragani, Dimitra Hatoupi, Roula Pateraki, Christos Theodoridis, Lefteris Giovanidis etc. As a dancer, he took part in the music video for Pavlos Pavlidis’ song A Strange Child and Costa-Gavras’ film Adults in the Room. He also studied piano and classical voice. He speaks English and French.
Alexandros Psichramis Frenchman
Born in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the Traga Drama School. He is a graduate of music studies and classical guitar. He attended acting and dancing seminars next to Roula Pateraki, Lars Henning, Ana Sánchez-Colberg, Kiki Selioni, Morwenna Rowe, Kasper Ravnhøj. He participated in productions such as Moby Dick directed by Yannis Kakleas at the Pallas Theatre, The Silent One by Dimitra Trypani at the Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, Hippolyte with Vivi Theatre at the Le Festival d'Avignon, France, Oedipus Rex at the Théâtre Berthelot in Montreuil, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Sofia Spyratou at the Pallas Theatre. He is a co-founding member and production manager of the artistic platform The Makings of the Actor, subsidised by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture.
Mariam Rukhadze Greek
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia. She moved and lived in Ierapetra, Crete, from 2000 until her graduation from high school. She studied violin in the local music school. She was also a member of the municipal choir of Ierapetra for seven years, taking part in many competitions all over Greece. In 2014, she moved to Athens to study theatre. She graduated from the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece in 2018. Since then, she has worked with many important directors, such as Georgia Mavragani, Katerina Evangelatou, Giannis Margaritis, Theodoros Espiritou, Konstantinos Chatzis, Dimitris Lalos etc. She has also participated in films by Nikkias Chryssos (Pure place, 2018) and Angelos Frantzis (Eftixia, 2019).
Fotis Lamaris Vocal ensemble arrangements, musician on stage
Born in Athens, Greece in 1992. He is a musician and actor. A graduate of the Ilion Music School and the Faculty of Music Studies of the University of Athens. He is a composer (of songs, piano and theatre music) and a virtuoso pianist with a diploma certified by the Trinity College London. As an actor, he is a graduate of the “Iakovos Kambanellis” Drama School. His theatrical debut was the production of The Picture of Dorian Grey (Vembo Theatre, Athens) where he starred and composed the original music. In the theatre, he has collaborated with artists such as Costas Ferris, Hikaru Fujii, Patricia Apergi, Konstantinos Chatzis, Tania Kitsou, Kelly Stamoulaki. In film and TV, he has collaborated with Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, Vasilis Kehagias, Georgia Zisi, Dimitris Piatas, Christos Dimas.
Τheodore Tzovanakis Piano
He studied piano in Greece next to Domna Evnouchidou and later, as a piano scholar of the Greek State Scholarships' Foundation, Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe and the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, he continued his studies in Germany, Scotland, and Nederland next to Roswitha Gediga and Geoffrey Douglas Madge. He has won awards in Greek and international piano competitions. As a soloist, he collaborated with several symphony orchestras in Greece, Germany, UK, Austria, the Netherlands, Israel and Ukraine. He has given piano recitals in Athens, Nicosia, Vienna, Geneva, Bonn, Trieste, Ghent, Edinburgh, Cologne, London, Saint Andrews, Tripoli (Lybia), Glasgow, Milan, New York, Tel Aviv, Utrecht, Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Cairo and Belgrade etc. He recorded six albums, including the first recordings with works by Dimitris Mitropoulos and Emilios Riadis. His recordings have been presented by the National Broadcasting Corporations of Greece, the Netherlands, Moldova, Israel, Serbia, and in Czech. He teaches piano at the Athens Conservatoire