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Aktina Stathaki

(Producer) is a native of Athens, Greece. She graduated with honors from the National Theater of Greece, where she had the opportunity to work with some of the country’s most respected directors (Stathis Livathinos, Lydia Koniordou, Nikita Milivojevic) in mostly classical repertoire (Don JuanAs You Like ItAlcestis). In 2002 she moved to Toronto, Canada, where she pursued a PhD in theater studies (University of Toronto) with a focus on contemporary South African theater, while she continued to perform and direct with Robert Gill Theater, Artword Theater, AfriCan Theater Ensemble and trey anthony productions (credits include: The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa, The Shop WindowFate of a CockroachMarket of TalesDinner MintDon Juan). After moving to NYC in 2010, she founded Between the Seas, the first festival in North America on contemporary performance from the Mediterranean. As the festival’s Artistic and Producing Director, she has been creating an international program that includes artists from US, Canada, North Africa, Southern Europe and the Middle East. In her own work as a freelance director and producer, she is interested in theater that is socially relevant and culturally diverse through the creation of original performance, adaptation, and translation of new works. Recent projects include: One night, the rain (adapted by G. G. Marquez, Pearl Theater, Ontario and BoCoCa Festival NYC), The Stranger(adapted from A. Camus, La Guardia Performing Art Center), One out of Ten(translated from the Greek, Midwinter Madness, NYC). She systematically researches and writes about theater, and her articles have been published and presented in conferences in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and South Africa. Website: www.aktinastathaki.com

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