Akillas Karazisis Stage director, dramaturg
He was born in Thessaloniki, in 1957. He studied in Germany. Since 1985, he has worked as an actor in theatrical productions in Greece and in Germany. He cooperated with directors such as Yannis Houvardas, Michail Marmarinos, Victor Ardittis, Nikos Hatzopoulos, Dimitris Karantzas, Argyro Chioti, Alexandros Efklidis, Milo Rau, Karin Henkel, Albrecht Hirche, Heiner Goebbels, Thomas Moschopoulos etc. Since 2006, he has directed for various theatres in both Greece and Germany, such as National Theatre of Greece, Greek National Opera, Landestheater Tübingen (LTT), Landestheater Altenburg etc.
Antonis Anissegos Music, piano, electronics
He has been living as a composer, pianist, improviser and electronic musician (alias “unu”) in Berlin since 1998. He participated in concerts in Europe, Asia, USA and Central America.
Anissegos is a member or regular guest at the Ensemble Adapter, Ensemble European Music Project, Ensemble Junge Musik, the Trio IAMA, the groups Grix, KAYA (with butoh-dancer Yuko Kaseki), ΣΩΜΑ, Card Castle, best before unu and Blindsight. He collaborated with the video artist Erika Matsunami (OIO, 2005–2009), the dance group adLibdances (2007–2011), Theater Thikwa (since 2004) and the music theatre group Novoflot (since 2017).
From 2006 till 2018, he has been teaching Improvisation at the Music Village Summer Workshops in Pelion, Greece. His compositions cover the full range between solo and orchestral music and include incidental music for theatre, dance and film. In addition, he has released more than seventy CDs.
Kenny McLellan Set designer
He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the Motley Theatre Design Course, where he was awarded the Linbury Prize for Theatre Design. He collaborated with major festivals (Athens, Edinburgh, Brussels, Vienna, Warsaw, Cologne, Paris), theatres (Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Theatre Court, Traverse Theatre, Opéra de Montpellier, New Israeli Opera, National Theatre of Greece, National Theater of Northern Greece, GNO, Theseum Ensemble) and dance groups (Oktana Dancetheatre, Sine Qua Non, Persa Stamatopoulou Contemporary Dance Group etc). He has also worked with distinguished directors such as Danny Boyle, Roger Michell, Michail Marmarinos, Roula Pateraki, Konstantinos Rigos, Petros Sevastikoglou, Yannis Iordanidis, Elli Papakonstantinou, Yannis Tsortekis, Nikita Milivojevic etc. He designed the sets for short films such as Tugo Tugo, Light Well (Set and Costume Design Award at the Drama International Short Film Festival), Pendulum, Gas (First Prize for Direction at the Drama International Short Film Festival) as well as in feature films such as Like Chef, Like God, Well Hidden Secrets, Αthanasia, the American production Arcadia Lost, and commercials.
Kathrin Krumbein Costume designer
She was born in Germany, educated in Interdiciplinary Cultural Studies at University of Hildesheim, Fine Arts at HbK in Braunschweig, and Museum studies at New York University. She lives in Berlin and works as stage and costume designer as well as painter and writer. Under the direction of theatre makers such as Albrecht Hirche, Florian Hertweck, Lars-Ole Walburg, Niklaus Helbling and Robert Lehniger many plays had been staged with her contribution in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Greece (at theatres such as Schauspiel Hannover, Munich Kammerspiele, Theaterhaus Jena, Volksbühne Berlin, Staatstheater Aachen, Luzerner Theater, Theater Basel, National Theatre of Greece, Schauspielhaus Wien). In 1991, she worked for the first time with Akillas Karazisis, followed by many further cooperations with him, Michail Marmarinos and Yannis Houvardas.
Travelling costs are funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Alekos Anastasiou Lighting designer
Born in Athens. He received degrees both in electronics and the cinema. For many years he has worked in the film and television industries. As a cinematographer, he has worked in feature films and short films, TV series and in several informative and entertainment programmes and documentaries. As a lighting designer, he has worked in approximately 500 theatrical productions, in performances given in theatres mainly located in Athens, for National Theatres as well as for commercial, mainstream and independent theatres. In addition, he has taken part in many theatre festivals and events in Greece and abroad. He has worked with the majority of renowned Greek directors and choreographers. He received numerous awards.
Lambros Grammatikos Performer
He was born and raised in Ioannina. He is a graduate of the “Iakovos Kambanellis” Drama School (2016) and an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate of the Xanthi School of Engineering (2012). He has been a Greco-Roman wrestling athlete and has been interested in dance and music. He has attended acting seminars with Michael Marmarinos, Maria Kechagioglou, Akillas Karazisis and others. As an actor, he participated in the productions The Art of War (2020, dir. Vicky Kyriakoulakou), The Seagull (2019-2020, dir. Giannis Paraskevopoulos), Erotokritos (2016-2018, dir. Nikos Diamantis, Ioanna Makri), The Shark's Tooth (2018, dir. Zoe Drakopoulou), Easter Island (2017, dir. Lysandros Spetsieris). He has also worked as an assistant director in the productions The Browning Version (2014, dir. Eleny Scotes), The Glass Menangerie (2015-2016, dir. Eleny Scotes), The Dance of Death (2015, dir. Dimitris Katalifos, Eleny Scotes).
Evangelia Karakatsani Performer
She was born in Athens. She graduated from the Drama School of the Athens Conservatoire in 2011. She holds degrees in voice, harmony, counterpoint and fugue. She participated in children's theatre productions directed by Karmen Rouggeri at the Greek National Opera. She cooperated with Thomas Moschopoulos, Lydia Koniordou, Akillas Karazisis, Michail Marmarinos, Nikos Karathanos, Konstantinos Arvanitakis, Yannis Moschos in productions at the National Theatre of Greece, Onassis Stegi and the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus. She is a founding member of the 4Frontal theatre group.
Ektoras Lygizos Performer
He has directed works by Aeschulus, Euripides, William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Samuel Beckett, Giuseppe Verdi, Alfred Jarry, Michael Frayn, Allen Boretz and John Murray, Giorgos Koumendakis, Enda Walsh, Philippe Minyana, Pavlos Matesis, Händl Klaus, Gary Owen, at the National Theatre of Greece, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Greek National Opera, the Stegi – Onassis Foundation, the SNFCC, the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Amore Theatre and Neos Kosmos Theatre. He has written and directed the feature film Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012) and the short films Pure Youth (2004) and Interior with Woman Peeling Apples (2002).
Marios Sarantidis Performer
He was born in Athens. He studied at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at the Panteion University and at the University of Music and Theatre of Munich with Daphne Evangelatos. He continues his studies with Dimitri Kavrakos. He speaks English, French, Italian and German. He has collaborated with conductors such as Andreas Spering, George Petrou, Markellos Chryssicos, Andreas Kovalewitz, Will Humburg, Ullrich Nicolai, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Stathis Soulis, Andreas Kok, Lukas Karytinos, Zoe Zeniodi, Zoi Tsokanou, Yorgos Ziavras etc. as well as with directors such as Barrie Kosky, Rosamund Gillmore, Tillman Knabe, Dimitris Karantzas, Nikos Karathanos, Renate Ackermann, Roland Schwab, Robert Tannenbaum, Martina Veh, Nico Hümpel, Spyros Evangelatos, Akyllas Karazisis, Michail Marmarinos, Thanos Papakonstantinou, Zoe Xanthopoulou, Marianna Kalbari, Katerina Evangelatos etc. His repertoire ranges from Baroque music to 21st century operas, oratorios, Lieder, musical. He has sung at the GNO, Athens Concert Hall, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Munich (Prinzregententheater and Gärtnerplatztheater), Stadttheater Ingolstadt, Bad Reichenhall Festival, Wagner Festival of the Neuschwanstein Castle, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, RadialSystem V in Berlin etc.
Maria Skoula Performer
She was born in Heraklion (Crete). She graduated from the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece. She collaborated in the theatre with Lefteris Vogiatzes, Kostas Tsianos, Yannis Houvardas, Thomas Moschopoulos, Akillas Karazisis, Nikos Hatzopoulos, Vicky Georgiadou, Karin Henkel, Michail Marmarinos, Lilo Baur, Marc Von Henning, Efi Theodorou, Spyros Evangelatos, Haris Fragoulis, Kornilios Selamsis, Fenia Papadodima, Giannis Mochos, Dimitris Karantzas, Vicky Vasilopoulou, Dimitris Agartzidis, Giorgos Skevas, Yannis Skourletis in global works and Greek repertoire. She collaborated in cinema with Periklis Hoursoglou, Efthymis Hatzis, Jeanine Meerapfel, Vasilis Douvlis, Panagiotis Fafoutis, Penny Panagiotopoulou, Dimitris Bavellas, Yannis Leontaris, Apostolia Papaioannou, Alexandros Avranas, Giorgos Zafiris, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel, Kostas Gerampinis, Syni Pappa, Nancy Biniadaki, Sofia Georgovassili, Yannis Smaragdis, Yiannis Alexiou. She participated in television series Three Summers, after the novel by Margarita Liberaki (dir. Giannis Lapatas). She teaches at the Praxi Epta Drama School, at the “Iakovos Kambanellis” Drama School and at the NOTOS Drama School in Heraklion (Crete).