Photo credit. Jason Kokkinakis
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Sotiris Bakolas; actor
Sotiris was born and raised in Athens, Greece. After high school, he found himself studying Communication & Media at the University of Athens. He got his degree and swiftly moved on. His next stop was “Delos” Drama School in Athens where he studied classical acting for three years and graduated in 2011.
Alongside his studies, he attended a number of acting seminars by acclaimed greek and foreign theatre practitioners and film directors such as Roula Pateraki, Mania Papadimitriou, Nikos Kornilios, Guillermo Heras, Lena Filippova and Randal Kleiser. After his graduation, he attended international acting seminars held by Grotowski Institute's Studio Matejka, the University of Leeds and the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
He is a co-founder of the theatre company “Gourounia me Ftera” with whom he performed from 2011 until 2013. By the end of that year he moved to London to explore Jacques Lecoq's pedagogy by studying devised and physical theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA).
Dimitra Kokkini; translator
Dimitra studied Ancient, Medieval and Modern Greek Literature at the University of Athens, before moving to London to study Classics at UCL in 2005, where she obtained a PhD on Greek tragedy in 2010. She has been working as a Teaching Fellow and Associate Lecturer for Ancient Greek and Latin language and literature since 2006 at various UK Universities (UCL, King’s College London, Birkbeck College, Royal Holloway and the University of Kent). She has also worked as a Classics tutor at Dulwich College in 2010 and she was a tutor for the Iris project for 2 years.
She worked as an ancient Greek language instructor for the short film “The Death of Pentheus”, directed by Philip Haas and performed entirely in ancient Greek. She was also the academic advisor in matters of language, cultural history and drama history of ancient Greece for the production of Electra at the National Theatre of Albania in 2010, the first ever production of ancient Greek tragedy in the history of the company.
Christos Goussios; music composer
Christos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece where he studied in the department of Electrical Engineering and received his PhD in Architecture. He is a lecturer on Film Sound in the department of Film Studies in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
He has composed Music and was responsible for the sound design for feature films, many short films and documentaries and also for some theatre plays. He has accompanied many silent films in numerous performances.
Anna Sbokou; lighting designer
Anna studied at the Bartlett UCL (MSc Light & Lighting) and at Goldsmiths (Theatre Production-PACE).
Recent theatre productions include: Burmese Days (59E59 New York); Hound of the Baskervilles-Live Radio Theatre (Theatro Technis); La Chunga (Church St Theatre); Kafka vs Kafka & Project Snowflake (Brockley Jack Studio); HMS Pinafore (Kings Head Theatre); A Doll’s House (The Arcola & The Space); 9:21 to Shrub Hill (New Diorama Theatre); Angela Unbound (Leicester Square Theatre); Miss Julie (Greenwich Playhouse); Paul McCartney is Dead (Camden People’s Theatre & The Rag Factory); Black Chiffon & Hippolytus (White Bear Theatre); Resounding Tinkle & Shakespeare Inc (Rosemary Branch Theatre); Feathers (Etcetera Theatre) and others.
Dance productions include: Birds for Revolution! 2011 (The Place) and she was the lead lighting designer for All City Dance Festival (The Shaw Theatre). Much loved site specific productions include: Kaspar by Peter Handke (Arch 6 Southwark Rail); Poe: Macabre Resurrections (St.Mary's Church N16); Much ado about nothing & Othello (Lauderdale House Outdoors) and Summit Conference (Portland Place Mansion).
In 2009 she was awarded Young Lighter of the Year by the Society of Light and Lighting.