Theater Education and Practical Application

Jan 9, 2017

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 at the Hellenic American Union

With a special emphasis on participants' questions, Andreas Manolikakis will talk about theater education and its practical application in Greece and abroad. He will discuss among others about the education of the actor and the director, the prerequisites and the necessary knowledge for teaching acting and directing, the relationships between actor, director and playwright and the responsabilities of theater critics.

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 (283KB, 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 Friday 16 December 2016. Participation in the event will be possible after approval of the application.


Organizer Hellenic American Union
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 09/01/2017
End Date 09/01/2017
Starting Time 12:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Andreas Manolikakis
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Registration Fee Admission is free after approval of the application
Last Update At: 2017/01/09 - 12:33:43



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