Hi, my name is George

Here is my story (& maybe yours)…

Actor

2004 – When It All Started

After a long day at university, we decided to grab some drinks with good friends. One of them, Yorgos, a very amusing guy, started talking to me about one of his hobbies, theatre. I thought of my uncle, who was a famous comedian in the 70s and I was admiring him of how confident he was on stage. – “I participate in a very nice and cool amateur theatre team” – Yorgos said. – “We created this team at my school and since then we have done theatrical performances every year. Moreover, we are a very bonded & friendly team. It’s fun! Why don’t you join us?” At first, I was shocked. I was quite introverted and shy, and couldn’t even remember what I ate yesterday, learning lines would be impossible. Furthermore, the idea of speaking in front of the public, was a nightmare. – “It’s all about practice and you will see, the feeling is amazing. You will learn a lot & you will meet many interesting people!” Yorgos explained – “Ok, let’s try it!” – I said. I was always curious to try new things and challenge myself.

He took me to their rehearsals for the classical play: “Romeo & Juliet”. It might have been the only play I knew about that time. They offered me the role of the priest. Although it was a small role, it was my first ever and I was excited! Something magical happened that I could not explain: all my stress, my shyness, my negative thoughts, transformed into energy & eagerness to get on stage for the 1st time. All of my fears were gone after the applause of the audience & my friends!

Acting Class Memories

2014 – A Year Full of Memories

Exactly 10 years later. Until then, we did more than 200 theatrical performances all over Athens with an amazing multicultural team. Almost the same team as then! We stayed together, worked together, traveled together, laughed together, cried together. Theatre acting has become our best hobby, our best friend, our lover. I couldn’t wait to go to the rehearsals, even when sick, to improve my role, InterAct with my co-actors & learn from our inspiring director, Mr. Yannis. I could never imagine that he would give me the chance to play the biggest role, Romeo, in the same play I played the smallest role in 10 years ago. This time in: “Romeo & Juliet”- Improv Parody Version, I was able to express myself almost completely naked to more than 300 people!

I could never expect that Theatre would improve me so much as a person: From a very introverted person to an open, social and extroverted person, with much more self-confidence & imagination.

Theatre Group

I MADE IT BIGGER – FOR YOU

I did imagine that I could create a Theatre Acting group in Amsterdam, to help you express more, create more & improvise more. To help you be more confident & active in your everyday & social life. To help you overcome the fears of public speaking. To help you InterAct & Communicate better. I did imagine, I did dream. And it became true. That’s the magic of Acting. That’s what I’ve learned. And now I want you to learn. 🙂

Follow me on this exciting Theatre journey!

George
Act Attack Theatre Amsterdam