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KOSTAS GAKIS

KOSTAS GAKIS

HEAD OF DEVISED

AWARD WINNING GREEK ACTOR, DIRECTOR, AND ACTING INSTRUCTOR

Kostas Gakis is an award-winning Greek director, actor, and composer, who graduated from the National Drama School of Greece in 2004 and from the Athens Conservatory for classical guitar in 2013. Mr. Gakis also possesses a degree from Athens University in History and Archaeology. In 2006, Kostas Gakis was awarded the prize of the best young actor in Greece, and this year, was awarded Best Director in the 2020 Thessaloniki Theatre Awards. Mr. Gakis began his directing career in 2007, and has subsequently travelled the globe acting, directing, and teaching in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Mexico and throughout the European Union. He is currently the artistic director of The Collective of Dreamers, in Alfa Theater in the heart of Athens.

“ART IS THE GREAT BRIDGE BETWEEN CULTURES. WE ARE ALL BROKEN PEOPLE AND TOGETHER WE CAN BEGIN TO HEAL OUR SOULS, ONE PERFORMANCE AT A TIME.” – Kostas Gakis

 

His work seeks to utilize and find those archetypical elements which make theatre a universal language through movement, sound, empathy, and the economy of silence. Kostas Gakis is a member of Lincoln Centre Theatre’s Directors Lab. His plays “Romeo and Juliet for 2” (2013-14), “The tree of Oedipus” (2015-16) and “From Antigone to Medea” (2016-17 ) and "Story of a dog called loyal" (2018-19) have been performed all over the globe, including Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, France, Serbia, and Italy.