Archives for actors


Jenuary 2016 – Seminar

A theatrical seminar with actor Natalia Stylianou and director Oresti Tatsi.

Subject: Scouting a “role”

Reference Material: Fernando Pessoa “Poems”

October 2015 – Jenuary 2016 – Seminar

A Three Month Theatrical seminar (Master class) with actors: Dimitris Imellos, Nikos Yallelis actresses: Natalia Stylianou, Maria Savvidou, dramatist: Elsa Andrianou, and directors: Orestis Tatsis, Eleni Boza, Aris Troupakis.

Subject: The Actor and the Synthesis of his Tools

Reference Material: Aeschylus’ Persians

February 2015 – Seminar

Monthly musical seminar (Master class) with composer / piano soloist George Paterakis

Subject: Drama in opera
Reference Material: Orpheus Gluck, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Puccini Tosca

Many times young performers to serve a role in an opera called, besides the necessary and requisite technical knowledge, also know basic dramaturgical principles of the libretto.

In this seminar will deepen the musical instruments used by the composer, will analyze the dramatic weight of the libretto and characters, will put the work in historical, social and philosophical context of the time and will do a comparative approach different executions of the greatest interpreters.

December 2014 – Seminar

Master class with actress Maria Savvidou

Subject: Narrative and Theatrical  text

The text for the actor, both the theatrical, and the narrative is both a starting point and destination in the acting function.

In this seminar participants will come together through a series of exercises and tests, with a text approach practical method.

November 2014 – Seminar

Monthly Theatrical seminar (Master class) with actress Natalia Stylianou

Subject: The actor and his tools

Reference Material: Greek poetry

Through this seminar will serve as a solid five hours lesson once a week, we will work practically the tools of the actor (voice, body, imagination, improvisation) using various exercises both on a personal and group level.

November – December 2014 – Seminar

Monthly Film workshop (Master class) with Film director Reina Escenazy

Subject: Playing in a short film

When an actor takes part in a film, the process required to participate starting from reading the script until the shooting, depends not only on the acting function, (since screen acting is different from that of the theater), but also by different technical conditions required in shooting.

At this seminar we will follow throughout the process that needs the actor from the first reading of the script until the filming, and later the film and commentary.

September 2014 – Seminar

Monthly Theatrical seminar (Master class) with actor Dimitris Imellos, actress Natalia Stylianou and dramatist Elsa Andrianou

Subject: The acting approach of ancient tragedy
Reference Material: Aeschylus Agamemnon, Aristotelous About poetics

July 2014 – Seminar

A five-day Theatrical seminar (Master class) with actress Natalia Stylianou and dramatist Elsa Andrianou

Subject: Dramaturgy – Acting: A Common Axis

Each theatrical text is divided into scenes, which constitute the core of the implementation stage of the theatrical text.

The seminar will focus on specific scenes (crosstalk – monologue) from Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, exploring the possibilities of different acting methodology ventures on the same material.

May 2014 – Seminar

Master class with Film director Reina Escenazy

Subject: Actor in front of the camera

Not a few times actors are asked to do a trial or pilots on television or movies or commercials without even knowing how to manage their expressive means, since screen acting is different from that of the theater.

This seminar aims at a first acquaintance with the camera, the terminology of filming and how to handle the screen acting.

April 2014 – Seminar

Master class with dramatist Elsa Andrianou

Subject: The actor and the text

The seminar aims at a first contact with the text using key methodological tools of dramatological analysis related to the function of acting and not to the theoretical analysis of the text.

This will provide basic guidelines and attempted tests on the documents for the main dramatological analysis tools as recognition of proposed conditions, incidents, objectives and actions as they emerge but never recorded in the theatrical version.

October 2013 – Seminar

Master class with actor Vasilis Andreou

Subject: The Monologue Technique

The seminar will focus on practicing the monologue through the following stages:

a) The actor detects the theme of the monologue.

b) The type of address and the addressee are specified.

c) The perspective of the speech is detected.

d) The pace of the monologue is studied.

e) The “body” and the “psychological gesture” of the monologue are structured.

July 2013 – Seminar

A ten-day Theatrical Seminar (Master class) with actor Dimitris Imellos, actress Natalia Stylianou and dramatist Elsa Andrianou

Subject: The Actor and the Synthesis of his Tools

Reference material: The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The acting process is a complex procedure that requires a synthesis of multiple parameters. This seminar is an exercise combining such parameters in practice. It will develop as a rehearsal model which combines the stages of reading/analyzing the material to be presented, the actor’s preparing (physically, phonetically, imaginatively) for the onstage praxis and the personal acting approach through the technique of improvisation. These stages will not be regarded as three autonomous ones, but as stages constantly interconnected to one another.

The material to be the subject matter of this “research” is Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice which poses acute and absolutely modern themes. These themes will be approached through theatrical means on the level of a personal interconnection between the theme and the actor.

April 2013 – Seminar

Master class with actor Dimitris Imellos

Subject: The Subtext and its Depiction on the stage

It is often said that an actor must make a text his own or walk in someone else’s (the role’s) shoes.

Would I ever want to wear someone else’s clothes and shoes?

Would I ever want to eat someone else’s food?

Would I ever want to live in someone else’s house or drive their car?


Then why would I ever want to speak someone else’s words and live their life onstage? Could this “someone else” be I, at some point lost or stolen?

With the stage as us our ship and Greek poetry the wind in our sails we shall attempt the journey home to our lost self.

February 2013 – Seminar

Master class with director – composer Thodoris Ampazis

Subject: Sing it to me… So I can understand it

An improvisation seminar aiming at highlighting the expressive potential of music in the theatre.

What kind of action do actors perform when they sing?

Do they illuminate a sentimental state or do they develop the narration? To what extent can a song, a tune, a sound substitute a text? Is activity an action? Can music generated by an actor open new paths to comprehending a story? Can it shift the main event of a scene?

Managing musical materials to formulate roles.

Music and song as:

Structural elements for the development of a theatrical character

Expressive means in making themes public

Scenic aid to achieve goals

Dramaturgic tools in the overall composition

January 2013 – Seminar

Master class with actress Maria Savvidou

Subject: The Text and Action through Speech

In relation to acting, the text, primarily the theatrical, but also the narrative one, constitutes a starting point as well as a destination. In theatre, as far as the actor is concerned, “understanding means being able to do” (M. Chekhov). Thus, the objective is for the participants to come in contact with certain tools through exercises and tests, a method of approaching the text in a practical manner.

December 2012 – Seminar

Master class with director – actor Stratis Panourios

Subject: Actor and Object

Actors are often required to communicate with objects which are integral parts of their role. The handling of these objects can illuminate a role and reveal its hidden facets. Using and communicating with an object onstage requires a conscious “user” and a “craftsman.”

Current Seminars

October 2015 – February 2016 – Seminar

A Three Month Theatrical seminar (Master class) with actors: Dimitris Imellos, Nikos Yallelis actresses: Natalia Stylianou, Maria Savvidou, dramatist: Elsa Andrianou, and directors: Orestis Tatsis, Eleni Boza, Aris Troupakis.

Subject: Discovering Comedy

Reference Material: Moliere The Misanthrope
Anton Chekhov Short stories
Georges Feydeau One Act Farce
Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot

Eos Productions

Nullifying time A time long journey

Direction, Dramaturgy Composition, Original Text: Natalia Stylianou Lighting, Set Design, Costumes, Music: Eos Ensemble Photos: George Panigyropoulos

Eos Ensemble

Christos Dionysopoulos / Theodosis Scarvelis Dimitra Drakopoulou Dimitris Kakavoulas Iakovos Mindrinos Samina Panigyropoulou Thalis Politis Angeliki Strati Production Organization: Lia Kikeri Production: Eos-art

About Nullifying time

Action Location: A house Action Time: 20th century
Characters: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven

New Year’s Eve… A group of people gathered in a house … A game they will play … A strange game … A card game … With marked cards…

Τhere are some things beyond any logic that people continue to do even today. Some of conviction, others out of fear but more of a collective unconscious that is engraved in their DNA. Is there any connection between a man who lived in the early 20th century and a man living today? What memories, what stories follow him? What traditions define him? He believes in them or not?

Legend and tradition often become a way of life, a habit strictly followed without anyone thinking where it comes from, a spook chasing us – and sometimes chased by us – and defines behaviors or even entire lives. A man before reaching to become an individual is totality, he is memory; the memory of the people, the memory of his ancestors, myths, traditions and the spook he carries.

The Greece of 1900, Greece today. What has changed, what has stayed the same. Seven young actors meet on stage in a journey of personal narratives coursing through the Greek story of the 20th century. The link of all stories: war. The First, Smyrna, the Second, the Civil War, the Dictatorship, the Economic Crisis and finally the man who continues to live, to fight, to resist and to hope for a better tomorrow.

A struggle which knows no borders, not only because war is element universality – since man’s nature is such that ignores past mistakes and pushes him many times to repeat them – but because in fact the man in every place and every time has the same fears, the same worries, the same longing for life and ultimately a timeless purpose: to defeat or even to reconcile with the spook he carries, and moves forward.

In the quarter trip of our performance we met many different people, all classes and all nationalities; from Syrian refugees and Russian immigrants to American university professors found in Greece for tourism. They all agreed on the universality of this performance and the need to travel abroad. Their prompt was the springboard to make that proposal.

The Text With an investigation that began in the summer of 2015 and was based on Greek poets and prose writers, documented testimonies and oral tradition – as preserved through folk songs and stories handed down from generation to generation and recorded interviews in various parts Greece – as the tool, we created the original text of our performance (Devised theatre) The aim and challenge for us was to highlight those elements that can unite us in a common root beyond space and time.

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‘The Word Progress on my Mother’s Lips doesn’t ring true”, by Matei Visniec

Translation: Ersi Vasilikioti
Director: Nikos Gesoulis
Original Music: Dasho Kurti
Sets – Costumes: Spyros Kotsopoulos
Scenography by Yannis Kranas
Choreography: Natalia Stylianou
Lightning: Dimitris Tsioumas
Photos – Video Trailer: Alex Kat
Organization Contact: AngelikiVasilakou
Production Eos – art: Lia Kikeri

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”Lulu”, by Frank Wedekind

Dramaturgy – Director: Ioannis Paplomatas
Sets – Costumes: Zacharias Rojas
Original Music: Ioannis Paplomatas
Choreography: Christina Vassilopoulou
Lightning: Dimitris Tsioumas
Make up Artist: Marina Miliara
Photo: Alex Kat
Public Relations – Contact: Margarita Droutsa
Production: SinArtisi group
Co production: Eos – art


For Actors

Eos-art organizes and hosts seminars for professional actors (master classes) and for students enrolled in acting schools.

Worskshop types:
2-day intensive workshop on a specific subject, totaling 10-12 hours, with one facilitator.
1-week or 10-day workshops with 2 or 3 facilitators on several subjects, totaling 24-40 hours of taught and group work.

All workshops organized by Eos-art have a number of places reserved for the unemployed, which are free of charge.


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