Andreas Manolikakis is a lifetime member and a member of the Board of Directors of the Actors Studio. He is a former Chairman (2006- June 2020) of the Actors Studio Drama School (Master of Fine Arts) Program at Pace University in New York City, where he is a clinical professor of acting and directing as well as Director of Directing Department. He has taught workshops in acting, directing and script analysis in New York, Chicago, Berlin, Paris, Bucharest, 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.
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 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
- “Andreas Manolikakis: Which Oscar award nominee was his student?” Video interview (in Greek) of Andreas Manolikakis to Athens Voice (January 31st, 2019)
- Interview of Andreas Manolikakis to Vicky Flessa (ERT, June 12, 2019)
- Modern Odyssey Interview of Andreas Manolikakis about Elia Kazan to Dr. Despina Afentouli (BronxNet, 16/11/2020)