Theater Master Class

Theater master class by Andreas Manolikakis at the Hellenic American Union“Textual Analysis” helps those involved in theatrical theory and practice to discover information that will help them make the most appropriate choices between and underneath the words a play consists of. This work focuses on understanding and developing all elements inherent in the plot and characters, with particular emphasis on the reality of each individual moment of the play. Andreas Manolikakis is teaching this master class based on the Stanislavski system and the Actors Studio method. Excerpts from classic and contemporary plays will also be analyzed. The master class also traces the development of the Stanislavski System from its roots to the present and includes acting exercises.

Ο Ανδρέας Μανωλικάκης είναι Πρόεδρος του Μεταπτυχιακού Προγράμματος Actors Studio Drama School (Master of Fine Arts) στο Pace University της Νέας Υόρκης, όπου διδάσκει υποκριτική και σκηνοθεσία. Είναι επίσης δια βίου μέλος του Actors Studio καθώς και μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου. Έχει διδάξει σεμινάρια υποκριτικής, σκηνοθεσίας και ανάλυσης κειμένου σε Νέα Υόρκη, Σικάγο, Βερολίνο, Παρίσι, Σίμπιου (Ρουμανία), Αθήνα, Χανιά, Ναύπλιο, Θεσσαλονίκη. Έχει μεταφράσει στα Ελληνικά το βιβλίο Βαχτάνγκοφ, Μαθήματα Σκηνοθεσίας και Υποκριτικής του Νικολάι Γκόρτσακοφ, το οποίο εκδόθηκε στην Αθήνα, το 1997. Ως σκηνοθέτης αλλά και ως ηθοποιός, εργάστηκε στις Η.Π.Α. και την Ευρώπη (στο Broadway, στο Actors Studio, στο Εθνικό Θέατρο του Ανατολικού Παρισιού και αλλού). Ο Ανδρέας Μανωλικάκης συμπεριλαμβάνεται στα βιογραφικά αρχεία του Marquis Who’s Who για την συνεισφορά του στο χώρο της εκπαίδευσης.

Andreas Manolikakis is a lifetime member and a member of the Board of Directors of the Actors Studio and Chairman of the Actors Studio Drama School (Master of Fine Arts) Program at Pace University in New York City, where he teaches acting and directing. He has taught workshops in acting, directing and script analysis in New York, Chicago, Berlin, Paris, Sibiu (Romania), Athens, Chania, Nafplio and Thessaloniki. He has translated into Greek the book Vakhtangov’s School Of Stage Art by Nikolai Gorchakov, which was published in Athens in 1997. As a director and actor has worked in the U.S. and Europe (on Broadway, at the Actors Studio, the National Theatre of East Paris and elsewhere). Andreas Manolikakis is included in the Marquis Who’s Who biographical directories for his contribution to education.

Ellen Burstyn (President of the Actors Studio, Oscar and Tony-winning actress) has said for Andreas Manolikakis: “Andreas Manolikakis understands the work of Stanislavsky and Vakhtangov better than any teacher or interpreter since Lee Strasberg was teaching at the Actors Studio.”

Due to limited seating those interested in participating should at first fill in an interest form (PDF, 224kb, in Greek). The form should be forwarded via email at with a short CV attached or submitted in an envelope to the reception of the Hellenic American Union (Massalias 22, Kolonaki). The final selection of participants is subject to a short interview, to be held at the Hellenic American Union.

Apllications’ deadline: Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Course Code CU109
Department Cultural Affairs
Instructor Andreas Manolikakis
Instruction Languages EL
Who should attend Actors, directors, playwrights, script-writers, translators, theatrologists
Certificate of AttendanceYes
Offered OnlineNo
Course Fees €240.00


Days and Hours Start Date End Date Hours per Week
January 7-10, 2019, 11:00-16:00 | Applications' deadline: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 07/01/2019 10/01/2019 20
Last Update At: 2018/08/24 - 16:29:26



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