Martha Katsaridou has studied Pedagogy (School of Primary Education-Faculty of Education Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and acting (Centre of Drama Research, Thessaloniki). Recipient of the Onassis scholarship, she has studied Theatre in Education (MA, Goldsmith’s College, University of London). Her PhD thesis has as subject the teaching of literature through drama (Αristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2011).
She has worked as a teacher in Primary Education (2003-2017). She is a tutor at the Open University of Cyprus since 2014 and she has taught the course “role play” at the Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, ATEI of Thessaloniki (2014-2017).
She has designed drama workshops for the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the International Puppet and Mime Festival of Kilkis and Cyprus as well as the Hellenic Theatre/Drama and Education Network. She has collaborated as a workshop leader with the National Theatre and the Tricycle Theatre (London), as well as with cultural associations, theatres and schools. She has taught in seminars and has worked as a director and assistant director in performances with children and teenagers. In 2014 she published her book: Drama/Theatre Education: Teaching literature in a multicultural class (in Greek), Stamoulis, Thessaloniki. She has published articles on Drama in Education in international journals.
Her research interests involve Applied Drama as a learning medium and a tool of social research and intervention.