Andreas Andreou

Director

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me

 

I came to London in 2010 and studied Classics at King's College, where I took part in several shows as actor and assistant director (I had also taken part in various projects while still at school, including the 48h Film Project). Then I went on to do the MA Text & Performance at RADA, which I've just finished. My interests lie primarily in directing, writing and dramaturgy, all of which I studied (and practiced) extensively during my time as a student at RADA. Between 2009 and 2013 I worked for the International Philippi Festival, which is Northern Greece's oldest and largest performing arts festival, and gained the absolute trust of the artistic director, Thodoris Gonis, with whom I am still collaborating as an external assistant. I also work as a freelance journalist for the 'Athens Views' newspaper. Other work includes: The Athens 48h Film Festival, the Serres, Komotini and Kavala Municipal-Regional Theatres, the King’s College Greek Play, The King’s Players, Greenpeace, BBC, The Times.

Skills

 

  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Writing
  • Acting
  • Performer
  • Film Acting
  • Short Film Acting
  • Theatre Acting
  • TV Acting
  • Directing
  • Creative Direction
  • Age 18-25
  • Office

Work history

Currently

Freelance Writer

Athens Views

Nov 2013
  • Writer; Greek English-speaking newspaper with a wide reading audience. Key skills: Excellent writing skills, research and evaluation of information from print and online sources, production of accessible, yet comprehensive texts intended to meet readership’s needs and standards. Subjects ranging from literature and culture to travel and food.

2014

Director

The Radadians

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Directed the RADAdians' shows 'Beyond the Cringe' with Jessica Williams. Written by Cath Day and Will Bragason. Camden Fringe Festival, August 6-14 2014.

2014

Dancer

BBC

May 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Dancer/Ensemble in BBC's upcoming documentary 'Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance', hosted by Lucy Worsley and Len Goodman.

2014

Casting Assistant

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
  • I worked as casting and auditions assistant in director Geoff Williams' production of S. White's 'The Other Place', presented as part of the Directing MA Showcase in the GBS Theatre (3-12 July 2014). Broad scope of responsibilities, including researching, phoning and emailing actors and agencies, discussing salaries, setting up auditions, overlooking the smooth running of the process and providing creative feedback to the director.

2014

Director & Writer

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

May 2014 - Jun 2014
  • 'My Death or They Said They Admired Me'. Written and directed by Andreas Andreou. Performed by Louise Wilcox and Balázs Csémy with Andreas Andreou. Costume and set design by Stamatia 'Matina' Megla. Supervision by Dan Sherer and Andrew Visnevski. July 2014. Practise-based Dissertation Presentation.

2014

Actor

Communications Greenpeace

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Performed as 'Marin Subovic' in 'The Jelly Burger'. Shown at the UN in 2014 as part of Greenpeace's campaign to raise awareness on the protection of the oceans.

2013

Production Assistant

International Philippi Festival

Jun 2009 - Jul 2013
  • Worked in several posts, including office jobs as well as director, assistant director, actor, production assistant, external liaison etc. Key skills: Professionalism and conscientiousness, work with important theatre people on a daily basis for northern Greece’s largest festival. Broad scope of responsibilities, availability, discretion, team spirit.

2013

Director

International Philippi Festival

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
  • C. P. Cavafy's 'In Broad Daylight'. Directed by Andreas Andreou. Performed by Amalia Arseni, Dinos Psychogios and Andreas Andreou. Set and costume design by Stamatia 'Matina' Megla, Music by Theodore. Halil Bey Mosque courtyard, August 2014. First official performance of the THEONOE theatre group.

2013

Interviewer

High Fliers/the Times Final Year Student Survey

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Conducted a series of interviews across the School. Annual survey with an average participation of 18.000 students across the UK. Key skills: Excellent communication skills, interaction with a highly varied group of students; successful planning of interviews within constricted term time.

2012

Assistant Director

King’s College London Greek Play

Aug 2011 - Feb 2012
  • Euripides' 'Hecuba', KCL 59th Annual Greek Play.'Greenwood Theatre, February 2012. Directed by Roseanna Long. Assistant Director: Andreas Andreou. Original music composed by Giorgos Andreou. For a review of the play, follow this link: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/classics/about/greek/archives/2010s/2012.aspx

2010

Actor

The 48 Hour Film Project

Apr 2010 - May 2010
  • Performed as 'Mayor Vassilakis' in 'Dumbox', a short film by 18Plus (dir. Dimitris Tsilifonis & T. Kalabokis). Film ranked amongst the top 15 of that year's festival. Video can be viewed at: http://vimeo.com/11922268

Education

2014

MA Text Performance

Royal Academy of Arts

Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

    2013

    BA Classics

    King’s College London

    Aug 2010 - Jun 2013

      Awards

      2010

      The Schilizzi Foundation Scholarship

      • The Schilizzi Foundation awards three scholarships annually to students of Greek nationality looking to pursue an undergraduate degree at King