Adonis Galeos

Adonis Galeos graduated from the Department of English of the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens (1993-Magna Cum Laude), was awarded his Master’s degrees from Claremont Graduate University on Theory of Literature and University of East Anglia on Theatre Directing. He was also educated as an actor at Pomona University. Currently he is conducting his doctoral research on Rhetorical Acting at Royal Holloway University of London.

From 2004 he is an instructor at the drama schools: Athens Conservatoire, Delos- Dimitra Hatoupi, and Studio Acting Anatomy (Roula Paterakis). He is teaching the modules: Active analysis, Performance studies: Critical analysis schools, Literature and literary theory for the actor, Improvisation structures, Presence and active verbs, Rhetorical Acting, Introduction to theatre, Theories of Acting, Writing the theatrical text: structure and characters, Brecht, Metrics for actors, Post modern and performance, Dramaturgical analysis.    

He ahs directed the plays The events- David Greig (Gloria Studio) 2015, The Ghost Exits- Philip Roth (Rhetorical installation in National Museum of Contemporary Art) 2014, After the Lie- Lin Yu, 2012, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead - R. Hewett (Kappa Theatre) 2012, Design for Living - Noël Coward (Ex Machina Theatre), 2011.

He has adapted and translated over 100 plays, including: Woyzeck – G.eorg Buchner, Billy Eliot – Lee Hall, Ring -Leonore Confino, L’emmerderur- Francis Veber, Dogville and Breaking the Waves- Lars Von Trier, Mrs Dalloway- Virginia Woolf, Piaf– Pam Gems, Shrek: The musical – David Abbaire, Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare, All about my Mother – P.Almodovar/ S. Adamson, Alice in Fire – J. Fosse, Birthday– J. Penhall, Mice and Men- John Steinbeck, Through a Glass Darkly– J.Worton/I.Bergman, The Blonde, the Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead–R. Hewett, Possible Worlds- Michael Mighton, Nothing Hurts- Falk Richter, Blasted- Sarah Kane, Exiles– James Joyce, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You- Caryl Churchill, Design for Living- Noel Coward, Not Sightly- Gertrude Stein, Harold and Maude-  Colin Higgins, Vincent in Brixton- Nicholas Wright, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks-  Richard Alfieri, Dr Shreber’s Nervous Disease-  Caryl Churchill, Misery- Simon Moore/Stephen King, The Blind- Maurice Maeterlinck, Splendour- Abi Morgan, Mousetrap- Agatha Christie, Midsummer Night’s Dream- William Shakespeare, Sweet Bird of Youth- Tennessee Williams. (two versions), Action- Sam Shepard, Betty’s Summer Vacations- Christopher Durang, Phedra’s Love- Sarah Kane, 4.48 Psychosis- Sarah Kane, W;t-Margaret Edson, Skriker- Caryl Churchill, Unidentified Human Remains-Brad Fraser, Ruffian on the stairs-Joe Orton, Automatic Pilot- Erica Ritter, Glengarry Glen Ross- David Mamet, Seagull-Tom Stoppard/Α.Chekhov, Ten Little Indians- Agatha Christie.

From 2007 to 2010 he was a member of the theatre grants committee for the Ministry of Culture. From 2002 to 2004 he collaborated with Jack Morton Production Company as a dramaturg for the section River of Time for the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics.