Evdokimos Tsolakidis, Greece 2019
Evdokimos Tsolakidis, Greece
He was born in Thessaloniki in 1962. He studied at the Medical School of the University of Rome. He was awarded his BFA degree of the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece with honours. He continued his studies in drama, acting and directing in New York City (H.B. Studio) funded by the U.S.A. Government (Fulbright Foundation). While in NYC he attended classes as an auditor at the Actors Studio. In 2013 he graduated from the Greek Open University BA (Humanitarian Studies, European Culture). In 2016 he got his Master degree from the Open University of Cyprus MA (Theatre Studies: Acting-Directing).
He has worked as an actor in many troupes, took part in film and television productions and directed plays in Greece and abroad. He is the founder and the Artistic Director of Theatre of Changes (http://www.toc.gr, founded in 1998) where he directs plays and teaches to this day.
He has taught in many acting schools and drama departments of universities as well as in different parts of Greece. Every year since 2005, he organizes ''In.Fo.Ma.T.''(International Festival of Making Theatre), an international meeting of theatre makers from around the world. He has published books on acting and improvisation as well as theatrical plays that have been produced in Greece and abroad. He speaks English, Italian and French. He has travelled to almost all the length and breadth of the planet and in the summer of 2008, he made the round of the world in a month, leaving to the east and returning from the west!
History of Acting: From Theory to Practice.
This workshop is designed to offer students a dynamic, engaging introduction to theater training through the method of all major legends of contemporary theatre: Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Vakhtangov, Chekhov, Adler, Meisner, Hagen, Mamet. Students will get acquainted with techniques for improving their skills on focus and concentration, connecting with others through active listening, understanding “stage presence,” and opening their imaginations to playing characters. They will deal with previous circumstances, intentions, objectives, obstacles and conflicts. Students should wear loose clothes and bring a monologue of their own choice.