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Alexander Raptotasios

Director London

I am a London-based theatre director from Greece, working freelance and as the artistic director of Ferodo Bridges CIC, a theatre and performance company focusing on immersive work with an international perspective. In 2009 I graduated from Brighton University's Performance & Theatre BA course and later went on to study for an MA in Physical Theatre at St. Mary's University and an MA in Directing at LAMDA. Further studies include seminar courses on Ancient Greek Drama, Mask and Sound at the Ancient Theatre of Dodone with Nikos Karathanos, Michael Marmarinos and Ancient Greek Chorus with Michael Marmarinos and Stathis Livathinos from the National Theatre of Greece.

My work explores the limits of interaction between audiences and performers and tries to create a temporary space that will host a debate, an exchange and the possibility for creating a temporary community.

My directed work has been presented in Athens (Bageion, BIOS), London (BAC, Pleasance, 3Space, Oxo Tower), Brighton (Fringe, The Basement) and South Korea, where our production of 'Across the Border' (CakeTree Theatre) won the Best New Director and Best New Play. I have also worked as a producer and performer with Vacuum Theatre and as an assistant with the Actors Touring Company, Theatre Rites and the Manchester International Festival.

Credits

2019 HOTEL APOCALYPSE, by A. Raptotasios Bageion, Athens

2018 The White Plague (adapt. of J. Saramago novel) Landor, London

2017 Blindness (adapt. of J. Saramago novel) BIOS, Athens

Macbeth (adapt. of W. Shakespeare play) Pleasance, London

2016 Our Last Gig by A. Raptotasios LAMDA Studios, London

2014 Primark on Acid by Ferodo Bridges 3Space, London

2012 Across the Border BAC, Etcetera Theatre, UK
(adapt. of J. Saramago novel) Miryang & Keochang
Festivals, S. Korea

2011 Dreamshop by A. Raptotasios Indigo, Terra Nova, Athens

2009 The Nightmare of the Green Rabbit by A. Raptotasios Brighton Fringe


ASSISTANT DIRECTING

2017 The Welcoming Party Manchester International Festival
Theatre Rites (Sue Buckmaster)

2016 The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus (D. Greig) Edin. Royal Lyceum,
ATC (Ramin Gray) Manchester Royal Exchange

Birdy by W. Wharton (N. Wallace) LAMDA Linbury Studio
directed by Matt Poever

Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein POSK Theatre, London directed by Caroline Leslie

2011 Lorca's Last Day (based on Lorca's letters) M. Cacoyannis Found. directed by Yannis Iordanidis Athens

2010 California Dreaming by V. Katsikonouris Reg. Theatre of Thessaly
directed by Yannis Iordanidis

2009 Fever by Wallace Shawn WWI Museum, Athens
directed by Athanasia Karagianopoulou

Training

MA Directing - LAMDA
MA Physical Theatre - St. Mary's University
BA Theatre & Visual Art - University of Brighton

-Theatre & Sound Course - Dodone Oracle & Ancient Theatre, Greece
-Ancient Drama Course - Delphi Oracle - National Theatre of Greece
-Devising as an actor/director Course - Blitz Theatre Group, Brussels
-Contemporary Dance & Phsyical Theatre - 1 Year Course with Plefsis Group, Athens



Experience

2-5 years

Skills

Acting
Devising
Dramaturgy
Performance Art
Set Design
Site Responsive/Immersive
Teaching
Writing

Additional Languages

Greek

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