Christina Chatzivasileiou

Assistant Professor of Acting & Stage Direction

Born in Thessaloniki Christina has graduated from School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts (AUTH). She holds a MA in Theatre Practice (Directing & and Actors’ Training) from University of Exeter next to Phillip Zarrilli.

Her PhD thesis focuses on in- yer face -theatre. As stage director her interest   lies in training actors to be present in the stage moment through active exploration of breath and (re)act upon their inner impulse without any emotional feed.

Christina has represented Greece as young director in Union des Théâtres de l’ Europe (Rostov, 2016) and in 50th Berlin Theatertreffen (Berlin, 2013), while she is being co-working with both national and private theatres and casts (National Theatre of Greece/National Theatre of Northern Greece/Municipal Theatres/Theatre of Neos Kosmos/Piramatiki Skini ths “Technis” and more). Her recent directing credits include: From party to party, The Reunification of The Two Koreas, Eliza, Coriolanus, Sotiria Is My Name, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Cherry Orchard -a site specific performance in Villa Kapantzi and many more.

At the same time she has been taken part in conferences towards the topic of in-yer-face theatre (Lincoln University,  Birmingham University, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Department of Theatre Studies, Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, Harvard University, etc). Her latest paper “To Blasted or not to Blasted: A cross reading of in-yer-greek face  between Lena Kitsopoulou and Sarah Kane” was presented in RADAC, Paris (2018).

She has been giving acting, directing and dramaturgy classes in many drama schools (NTNG/Andreas Voutsinas/Vassilis Diamandopoulos-Iasmos where she also worked as Artistic Director). Since 2008 she teaches at School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts first as PHD Candidate and member of teaching team and then independently from 2016 via ELKE scholarship.

Christina is member of Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee of The Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (CHS Greece) and of Greek Writers’ Union (Tsiklidan, Kedros 2005). She has translated (in Greek) the plays: Game by Mike Bartlett, The City by Martin Crimp and Night Shift by Mark Murphy.

Her PhD thesis Contemporary British Dramaturgy: in-yer-face theatre as social topography of the 90’s has been published by EPIKENTRO (Thessaloniki 2020).

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