Theatrical Art and its Current State in Greece

Jan 12, 2016

A discussion with Andreas Manolikakis, Chairman of the Actors Studio Drama School (Master of Fine Arts) Program at Pace University in New York City...

Andreas Manolikakis will discuss Greek theater at the Hellenic American Union

With a special emphasis on participant's questions, Andreas Manolikakis will talk about various issues related to theater. He will discuss among others Stanislavski system and the Actors Studio method, theater education, directing, acting, translation, reviewing, text analysis, the profession of actors and of directors. The event is of special interest to actors, directors, play writers, screen writers, translators and theatrologists.

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, Athens, Berlin and Paris. . He has also given lectures on Stanislavski’s System and the Actors Studio Method in Universities, Drama and Cinematography schools in Greece and abroad.  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). He directed and acted in numerous plays from the Greek and international repertoire for the New Hellenic Stage of New York, which he founded in 1983. He has translated into Greek the book Vakhtangov’s School Of Stage Art by Nikolai Gorchakov, which was published in Athens in 1997. He holds a BA in acting from the Greek Art Theatre Drama School in Athens, founded by Karolos Koun, and an MA in theater from the University of Paris VIII-Vincennes. He also studied with Marcel Marceau at his International School of Mime in Paris. Andreas Manolikakis is included in the Marquis Who’s Who biographical archives for his contribution in education. At the Actors Studio, he is a Lifetime Member and a member of the Board of Directors.

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

“Andreas Manolikakis is one of the most insightful and gifted members of Actors Studio”. Arthur Penn, former President of the Actors Studio, Tony-winning and three times Oscar award nominee

Due to limited seating those interested in participating should at first fill in an application form (314KB, 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 submission deadline is on Monday 7 December 2015. Participation in the event will be possible after approval of the application.


Organizer Hellenic American Union
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 12/01/2016
End Date 12/01/2016
Starting Time 12:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Andreas Manolikakis
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: Yes
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2016/01/13 - 12:44:10



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