2004 – Actor in the Making
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 about one of his hobbies, theatre. Instantly, that reminded me of my uncle- a famous actor of the 70s-whom i always have been admiring of how confident he was on stage. “I participate in a very nice and cool amateur theatre team” – Yorgos said. – “We created this team and we have been doing theatrical performances every year. Moreover, we are a very bonded & friendly team. It’s fun! Why don’t you join us?”. Being introverted and shy the idea of public speaking, 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.
The rehearsals of the play started and I was pretty anxious! It was “Romeo & Juliet”. They offered me the role of the priest. Although it was a small role, it was my first ever and I was so excited! And, something magical happened just the moment i got on stage for the first time: all my stress, my shyness, my negative thoughts, transformed into energy & eagerness.
2014 – Years Full of Memories
I had never imagined i would be an actor, but there i was, exactly 10 years later. We had realised more than 200 theatrical performances all over Greece with an amazing multicultural team. Almost the same team as we started, we stayed together, worked together, traveled together, laughed together, cried together. Theatre acting has become our best hobby & friend! Dedicated to my passion, I couldn’t wait to go to the rehearsals, even when sick, to improve my theatre 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 200 people!
I never thought that acting would transform me so much as a person: From a very introverted person to an open, social and extroverted person, with more self-confidence & creativity.
A Dream Comes True
When I moved to the Netherlands, I dreamt of creating a Theatre group, as the ones I joined in Greece. A multicultural theatre community that everyone is welcomed. My vision is to help people use theatre as at tool for personal development, in a fun way. To help people express themselves, be more creative & improvise more. Because through acting, you can be more confident & active in your everyday & social life. Also, overcome the fears of public speaking, interact & communicate better. All in all, to become a better person! Yes, that’s the magic of Acting. That’s what I’ve learned and now I want you to learn!
I keep devoting my life to Theatre. Follow me on this exciting journey!
Act Attack Theatre Amsterdam