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Stacey Christodoulou, Artistic Director

Stacey Christodoulou is the founder and artistic director of The Other Theatre. She has directed all of the company’s theatrical works, including texts by international authors such as Fernando Arrabal, Peter Handke, Heiner Müller, RW Fassbinder (nomination, Masque Awards for Best Direction), Sarah Kane, Wallace Shawn and Kurt Vonnegut, as well as Canadian authors Greg MacArthur and Mathieu Gosselin.

She has also directed collective works for The Other Theatre, such as Human Collision / Atomic Reaction, which was presented at the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques (winning production for Best Production, Best Directing, Best Set and Best Lighting, awarded by the Montreal English Critics Circle Award and nominated for the Masque for best English production) and in New York, at the Ohio Theatre (winner of an Obie for its programming).

 

Photo: Tania Dos Santos
Marcher France, The Other Theatre

Her work has been presented in many venues in Montreal, in front of English and French speaking audiences, including the Centaur Theatre, Prospero Theatre, the Segal Center, Espace Libre, Oboro Gallery, Montréal arts interculturel, La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines. Her  work has also appeared in found spaces, such as a mall storefront, an empty swimming pool, a church, and a moving elevator. Most recent projects: All Flesh is Grass with Ensemble ALKEMIA (Espace Knox), LOVE U LOVECRAFT, new creation (La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines), English premiere of Province by Mathieu Gosselin (Centaur Theatre), Etiquette for Lucid Dreaming, installation created with architect Enrique Enriquez and film director Tamara Scherbak, presented in New York, at Brooklyn Fireproof and as part of the IDEAS CITY festival organized by The New Museum in New York, the Dumbo Arts Festival, the Bushwick Film Festival and the Gateway Project. She is also a member of the Caminando en el vacía / Marcher dans le vide group with which she has created projects in Mexico City and Paris, the latter at the invitation of the humanitarian organization France Terre Asile.

Stacey Christodoulou is a drama graduate from the University of Toronto where she studied under Uta Birnbaum, a director in the renowned Berliner Ensemble and Bertolt Brecht’s last assistant. She moved to Montreal in 1991 to study corporal mime at l’école de mime Omnibus, contact dance and physical theatre. She also studied Viewpoints improvisation with Viewpoints founders Anne Bogart and Mary Overlie, as well as with international directors at the LaMama Theatre Directors Symposium (NYC / Italy). She has directed and taught at the National Theatre School of Canada and the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Toledo (USA), Brock University and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Quebec in Montreal and at McGill University, as well as mentoring young directors for various organizations  across  Canada.