Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, UCLA
US Embassy at Athens
Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
LocationASCSA, Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou, 106 76 Athens
Adapted, Directed and Performed by Yorgos Karamihos
April 14 in Cotsen Hall at 6.30pm and 9.00pm (in English).
Duration: 75 minutes
Celebrated director and actor Yorgos Karamihos pays tribute to General Yannis Makriyannis, the hero of the 1821 Greek Revolution, in a show that tells the story of a nation in revolt and an individual in the process of self-formation. Adapting selected passages of Makriyannis’ Memoirs, a seminal work of Modern Greek letters, Makriyannis Unplugged renders the Greek hero of the nineteenth century our contemporary, a figure rooted in a local tradition but with a global significance. The work by Karamihos offers a raw theatrical experience that resonates with Makriyannis’ spirit, challenging and enriching our understanding of freedom, community, duty, and creativity.
Yorgos Karamihos is an acclaimed actor, director, and acting teacher, born and raised in Northern Greece. He has graduated from the Ioanian University with a degree in Philosophy & History, as well as from The Greek National Theatre Academy. In 2012 he received a Fulbright Scholarship as an exceptional artist to attend the full-time program at the Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles, where he was immediately offered to teach his own acting technique applied on Ancient Greek drama and A. Chekhov as well as theatre history. His credits as an actor include over thirty theatre productions from ancient Greek dramas and Shakespeare to Anton Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, and other classical and modern plays. He has also appeared in more than thirty feature films and numerous TV series such as The Durrells in Corfu, Bulletproof, Genius (Picasso) among others. Karamihos has also directed multiple theatre plays in several major venues in Greece and the USA. In 2008 he received the national award as Best Stage Actor of Greece. He has translated plays and books from English, French, and Spanish into Greek and has published several theatre plays.
The public can enter the auditorium by presenting one of the following documents and a photo ID (identification card or passport):
Vaccination Certificate or Medical Certificate of COVID19 infection valid up to 6 months.
The use of a mask is mandatory at all times.