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Michaela Antoniou

Teaching Fellow 

National and Kapodistrian University of Arthens

Office 916, 9th floor, School of Philology NKUA

Office num.: 210 727 7698

Email: michanton[at]theatre.uoa[dot]gr

Michaela Antoniou was born in Piraeus and was raised in Athens and Theassaloniki.

She got her diploma at the National Theatre of Greece Drama School and her BA Degree at the Theatre Studies Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

She received a grant from IKY and completed her postgraduate studies at Goldsmiths, University of London:

ΜΑ – Performance and Culture - The Théâtre du Soleil: a community’s establishment of a new theatrical language

PhD – Acting Tragedy in Twentieth-Century Greece: The Case of Electra by Sophocles.

She taught the course Analytic Vocabulariesat Goldsmiths, University of London (fall term - 2005-2006). From September 2011 to May 2013 she was a member of the research centre at the Sociology of Theatre and Performance Research Groupat Goldsmiths, University of London, where she conducted a series of scientific research seminars on European acting and directing. The academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 she was dispatched at the Theatre Studies Department at NKUA and collaborated in the graduate courses: Introduction to the History of Acting and Directing Iand II, Introduction to Theatre Education Iand II, A Company. Creating a Company Iand II, and in the postgraduate courses: Performance Analysisand Translating Theories.

For the last twenty years, she is a member of the company Theatrical Stage, where she collaborates as an actress, dramaturg, assistant director and translator.

As an actress, she has worked with directors such as Spyros Evangelatos, George Michailidis, Antonis Antoniou et. al. She has worked on television, cinema, in dubbing and voice overs.

Her translation of David Storey’s Homewas presented in 2007-2008.

Her play Untitled due to amnesia was stage in 2009-2010 by the company Anemiand the Municipal Theatre of Patras.

She has published two novels:

Daisy and the Sunflowers, mamaya, Athens, 2015

Daisy and the sea, mamaya, Athens 2017

She has participated in conferences in Greece and abroad.


Metaphoric theatricality, theatricality as a weapon for resistance” στο Theatricality and the Arts: Film, Art, Theatre, edited by Andrew Quick and Richard Rushton, Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming)

Aristophanes’ The Birds under the auspice of the Onassis Cultural Centre at the Epidaurus Festival, 2016”, New Theatre Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, vol. XXXIX, August 2018 (forthcoming)

Directing actors: Lefteris Vogiatzis’s acting method (?)” Proceedings of Two-day Conference for the director Lefteris Vogiatzis (forthcoming)

Mihail Marmarinos's method as observed in his 1998 Electrain the ancient theatre of Epidaurus”, Proceedings of ARCNET Work in Progress Forum III

The “other” world in Nikos Karathanos’s The Birds, Proceedings of 6οPanhellenic Theatre Studies Conference “Theatre and otherness: theory, dramaturgy and praxis” (forthcoming)

Oral history as a tool for theatre studies research”, Proceedings of Conference for the 20 years of the Postgraduate Programme of the Theatre Studies Department of the University of Athens “Sources for research in contemporary theatre studies” (forthcoming)

Sophocles’s Electra by the National Theatre at the Dusk of the Twentieth Century”, Parabasis.Theatre Journal of the University of Athens, vol. 15/2, Athens 2017, p. 127-142.

Performing Ancient Greek Tragedy in Twentieth-Century Greece: Dimitris Rontiris and Karolos Koun”, New Theatre Quarterly,Cambridge University Press, February 2017, vol. XXXIII, σ. 31-46

Time, space and acting tragedy in Greece: A relationship” στοEpidaurus Encounters: Greek Drama, Ancient Theatre and Modern Performances, (εκδ.) Conor Hanratty and Elefteria Ioannidou, Parodos Verlag, Berlin, 2011 σ. 75-82

Other Publications

«George Orwell,1984from the text to the performance», ΑΚΤ#3, Issue 3, Athens

«Baron Munchhausen’s imaginary adventures by Gottfired August Bürger at the Arts Theatre – The book on stage», ΑΚΤ#2, Issue 2, Athens