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ANGELA DELICHATSIOS
+30 6946102862 / adelichats@gmail.com / Athens, Greece

Director, actress/performer, physical theatre trainer, performance creator. Areas of expertise: psychophysical approaches to actor training (the tradition of J. Grotowski), Viewpoints (M. Overlie & A. Bogart), devised theatre, site-specific theatre. Excellent communication skills in English and Greek.­­­­­­­


EDUCATION

Song of the Goat Theatre/Manchester Metropolitan University, Wroclaw, Poland 
MA Acting, 2011-2012
Acting training with acclaimed Polish company in the lineage of Jerzy Grotowski; physical theatre ensemble training, polyphonic singing, rhythms, text work, devised project creation.

Naropa University, Boulder, CO, U.S.                                                                                
MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance, 2005-2007
Performance and theatre-devising training in contemporary modalities, including: Grotowski-based Physical Theatre, Viewpoints, Developmental Movement, Roy Hart Voice Training, Body-Mind Centering, Contemplative Dance Practice, Suzuki and Viewpoints with SITI Company, Moment Work with Tectonic Theatre Company.

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, U.S.                                                                           
B.A. in Social Studies with minor in filmmaking, 1995


WORK EXPERIENCE: THEATRE DIRECTING, DEVISING, PERFORMING

Since 2012, Angela Delichatsios has been based in Athens, Greece, and with an ensemble of co-creators, she has directed and devised three physical theatre performances that incorporate poetic texts with site-specific somatic embodiment and interaction with non-usual theatre spaces: two park spaces and a former workshop. Two of the performances have been ambulatory, a form which is relatively new for Athenian audiences, where the audience follows the performers through different spaces where the performance takes place. The performances have also had an activist dimension by re-introducing green spaces (some of which had been semi-abandoned) to Athenian citizens, and they have been created in collaboration with local groups who are advocating for better care of the parks. 

Erpeto Glykopikro (Bittersweet reptile), Pedion Areos Park, Athens, Greece, 2019
Director and co-creator of physical theatre/site-specific performance in a public park in the center of Athens (with the permission of Perifereia Attikis) with seven performers, based on texts of Sappho, Matsi Hatzilazarou, and Jenny Mastoraki.

Kathe ti mia fora… (Everything Once), Chimeres Space, Athens, Greece, 2018                       
Director and co-creator of devised, ensemble performance about the search for spirituality in a postmodern era, with texts from Rainer Maria Rilke and Nikos Kazantzakis.

Buy Me, Theatre Underground, Athens, Greece  2016                                                                            
Co-director and dramaturgical development for solo performance about consumerism, created, performed and directed by Natasha Dailiani.

Dialeimma Charas – Joy Break, Athens, Greece, Lykavyttos Hill  2015-2016
Director and co-creator of devised site-specific ensemble performance about the citydweller’s relationship with nature in a small canyon of Lykavyttos Hill (with the permission of the Municipality of Athens), with poetry of George Seferis and Walt Whitman. The production also toured to the Araklou canyon on Amorgos island in July 2016, and to the Kourdisto Mandarini Festival in Pendeli in September 2016.

exotic exile, Boulder International Fringe Festival, Colorado, US  2013
Lead performer, creator, and director of ensemble performance about the Greek rebetika subculture and the Asia Minor catastrophe.

Drawing on Schulz, Wroclaw, Poland; Manchester & London, UK  2012                                               
Performer and co-creator of devised theatre project, directed by Song of the Goat Theatre.

Reviews of recent performances in Athens:

Είδαμε-την-περιπατητική-performance-“Ερπετό-γλυκόπικρο”-στο-Πεδίον-του-Άρεως-θεατρο.gr

https://www.catisart.gr/anazitontas-ena-quot-erpeto-glykopikro-quot-sto-pedion-toy-areos/?fbclid=IwAR0HN8OL0Z5GfsR7bLEXFiEwZuMFMD9aCROmqHF0hF9ZZ5ikoJqCGC-JgM8

Ερπετό γλυκόπικρο στο Πεδίον του Άρεως: Μια διαφορετική ανάγνωση του πάρκου, που αξίζει να δεις

http://fractalart.gr/kathe-ti-mia-fora/

http://www.lifo.gr/articles/theater_articles/104901

http://popaganda.gr/theatro-likavittos/

https://www.catisart.gr/archives/14353


Additional directing, devising, performing in Europe and the U.S.:

Ilikinia, Handmade and Recycled Theatre Festival, Athens, Greece, 2017
Vradytita – Slowness, Nomadic.topos.athina, Athens, Greece 2017
The beauty of fate – Staged Reading, Vryssaki, Athens, Greece, 2015
Actions in Public Space, Bread & Puppet Theater, Athens, Greece, 2013
Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers, Band of Toughs, Denver & Boulder, CO, 2010
Swimming Upstream, VIVA Theatre Troupe, Canyon Theater, Boulder, CO, 2010
Big Love, Band of Toughs, Boulder & Denver, CO, 2009
Good Girls Don’t, But I Do, created by Joan Bruemmer, Boulder & Denver, CO, 2009-2010
Flamenco Fantasy Dance Theatre, led by Rene Heredia, various venues, CO, 2007-2008  
Women Who Love Passionately, Boulder Fringe Festival, Boulder, CO, 2007
Carmen/Cleopatra, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, 2007
Feast of Fools, Dzieci Theatre, New York, NY, 2005
West Side Story, Pierce School, Brookline, MA, 2004
The UnPossessed, Double Edge Theatre, Ashfield, MA, 2003
Bereft, St. Mark’s Theater, NY, 2001
Candida, Expanded Arts, NY, March 2000


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: THEATRE INSTRUCTING

Physical Acting and Monologue Work, Boulder, CO, 2009
Assistant Instructor to Stephen Wangh for Grotowski-based physical acting course in Naropa University’s MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance Program.
•      Designed class plan and created syllabus; taught corporals, plastiques, image work, voice work and application to monologues; selected and assigned monologues to students; evaluated students in individual meetings and with written evaluations.

Physical Acting and Scenework, Boulder, CO, 2008                                                              
Assistant Instructor to Stephen Wangh for Grotowski-based physical acting course in Naropa University’s MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance Program.
•      Designed class plan and created syllabus; selected and assigned scenes to students; taught scenework-related exercises and coached students in scenes.

Additional theatre instructing in Greece and the U.S.:

Απαράμιλλoν Υποθέσεις – Research project at Aparamillon, Athens, Greece, 2019
Ανοιχτή Φύση – Open Nature: Workshop & JAMs, Athens, Greece, 2014-2016
Πηγάδι: Αναζωογόνησης –  Well of Renewal, Quilombo, Athens, Greece, 2014
Training with ELANADISTIKANOUME, DanceVacuum, Athens, Greece, 2012-2013
Workshop in Polish Ensemble Theatre Training, Quilombo, Athens, Greece, 2011
Dead Man Walking, assistant director Naropa BFA production, Boulder, CO, 2010
Harry Potter Acting Class, Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids, Boulder, CO, 2009
Discover Your Inner Diva, Naropa University Extended Studies, Boulder, CO, 2008


SPECIAL SKILLS

Performance-related Skills:
Yoga, Greek folk dance, flamenco, belly dance, singing, violin, flute, lyre, composition, rhythm

Languages and Technical Skills:
Languages: English (Native Speaker), Greek (Fluent), French (A2.2), Spanish (A2.1)
Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, E-mail, WordPress, Final Cut Pro video editing