Acting for Stage and Screen
, School of Arts and Creative Industries
Dr Evi Stamatiou is a Senior Lecturer in Acting for Stage and Screen and Course Leader of the MA/MFA Acting for Stage and Screen at the University of East London. She has a PhD in Actor Training and Direction from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.
- PhD, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
- Certificate, Filmmaking, New York Film Academy.
- Certificate, Acting for Film, New York Film Academy.
- MA, Arts Policy and Management, Birkbeck College, University of London.
- MA, Theatre Directing, University of East London.
2013 – 2021 PhD, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
Thesis title: LUDIC ACTIVISM: An Investigation of how Pierre Bourdieu’s Social Theory of Power can Promote Social Equality in Actor Training.
2016 Certificate, Filmmaking, New York Film Academy.
2015 Certificate, Acting for Film, New York Film Academy.
2011 – 2013 MA, Arts Policy and Management, Birkbeck College, University of London.
2010 – 2011 MA, Theatre Directing, University of East London.
2007 – 2010 BA (Hons), Theatre Studies, University of Patras (Greece).
2004 – 2007 MSc, Social Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry, University of Ioannina (Greece).
2001 – 2003 Diploma, Acting, Armenis Modern Drama School (Greece).
1999 – 2003 Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece).
Areas Of Interest
- Actor Training
- Inclusive pedagogies
- Innovative pedagogies
- Social representations in drama
Dr Evi Stamatiou is a practitioner-researcher of actor training. During her two decades of international experience as an actor and creative, she has won international awards and the Arts Council of England and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation have funded her work. She is a Senior Lecturer in Acting for Stage and Screen and Course Leader of the MA/MFA Acting for Stage and Screen at the University of East London. She has a PhD in Actor Training and Direction from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is the incoming chair of the Acting Program at the Association for Theater in Higher Education and a convener of the Performer Training Focus Group at the Theatre and Performance Research Association. She has published in academic books and journals. Her monograph Bourdieu in the Studio: Towards decolonising and decentering acting training, and the edited volume Critical Acting Pedagogies: Shifting epistemologies with intersectional approaches (co-edited with Lisa Peck) will be published by Routledge in 2024.
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Stamatiou, E. (forthcoming May 2023). ‘A screen actor prepares: Self-taping by reversing Stanislavsky’s Method of Physical Actions’. Stanislavski Studies.
Stamatiou, E., Kildow, E., Spearing, F., Nodding, G., and Price, J. P. (2022). Developing the critical verbatim theater artist during the pandemic: A transatlantic collaboration. ArtsPraxis, 9 (1), 13-33. https://sites.google.com/nyu.edu/artspraxis/2022/volume-9-issue-1/stamatiou-et-al-developing-the-critical-verbatim-theater-artist.
Stamatiou, E. (2022). Pierre Bourdieu and actor training: Towards decolonising and decentering actor training pedagogies. In Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 13 (1), 96-114. https://doi.org/10.1080/19443927.2021.1943509.
Stamatiou, E. (2022). Joan Littlewood and Ariane Mnouchkine against the canon: Developing the actors’ social representations through clowning. In Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, https://doi.org/10.1080/19443927.2021.1968026.
Stamatiou, E. (2020). Inclusive Casting Debunked: Towards Holistic Interventions in Staged Performance. In Intersections, Institutions and Inequities (special issue) edited by Roaa Ali and Asif Majid. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity, 6(2). http://journals.hw.ac.uk/index.php/IPED/article/view/100
Stamatiou, E. (2019). A Brechtian perspective on London Road: Class representations, dialectics and the ‘gestic’ character of music from stage to screen. Studies in Musical Theatre, 13(3), 287–298. https://doi.org/10.1386/smt_00007_1. Winner of the Bruce Kirle Debut Panel for Emerging Scholars, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), 2019. (Submitted to REF2021)
Stamatiou, E. (forthcoming 2024) Bourdieu in the Studio: decolonising and decentering actor training through “Ludic Activism”, London: Routledge and Routledge Performance Archive. Foreword by Jonathan Pitches.
Peck, L & Stamatiou, E. (forthcoming 2024). Critical Acting Pedagogies: Shifting epistemologies with intersectional approaches, London: Routledge.
Stamatiou, E. (2023). Emotional memory versus physical action: towards making room for fantasy in anti-racist pedagogies. In S. Scott & J. Skelton (eds), Stanislavsky and Race, Routledge.
Jonka, E. & Stamatiou, E. (2023). Theatre in Albania post-1989. In A. Mancewicz & R. Remshardt (eds), Routledge Companion to Contemporary European Theatre and Performance.
Stamatiou, E. (2021). Parodying through Song: How Comic Devices in King George III’s Songs in Hamilton Challenge Contemporary Dispositions about the Symbolic Value of Youth Culture. In K. Wetmore (Ed.), Hamilton: History, Hip-Hop and Politics (pp. 110-131). McFarland Publishing.
Stamatiou, E. (2020). Stepping Forward: An exploration of devised theatre’s democratic designs in a performer training setting. In M. Aragay, P. Botham, & J. R. Prado-Pérez (Eds.), World political theatre and performance: Theories, histories, practices (pp. 98–113). BRILL.
Stamatiou, E. (2019). A Materialist Feminist Perspective on Time in Actor Training: The commodity of illusion. In L. Worth, M. Evans, & K. Thomaidis (Eds.), Time and performer training (pp. 50–61). Routledge.
Stamatiou, E. (2019). The Economic Communities of the Edinburgh August Festivals: An Exclusive ‘Global Sense of Place’ and an Inclusive ‘Local Sense of Space’. In S. Musca & M. Galea (Eds.), Redefining theatre communities: International perspectives on community-conscious theatre-making (pp. 133–148). Intellect.
Stamatiou, E. (2017) Caryatid Unplugged: A Cabaret on Performing and Negotiating Belonging and Otherness in Exile. In J. Rudakoff (Ed.), Foreign Bodies: Performing Exile (pp. 195-216). Intellect. https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30537
A Life-Coaching Approach to Screen Acting by Daniel Dresner (London: Methuen Drama, 2019), Methods: A Journal of Acting Pedagogy, Volume 5 (Fall 2019).
Occupying the Stage: The theater of May ’68 by Kate Bredeson (Evanston, Illinois: NorthWestern University Press, 2018), The Theatre Times, https://thetheatretimes.com (September 2020).
‘Let’s Hold the Space for One Another’, Theatre Dance and Performance Training Blog (2022): http://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/2022/06/critical-pedagogy-and-performer-training-lets-hold-the-space-for-one-another/
‘On Modes of Sharing’, Theatre Dance and Performance Training Blog (2017): ttp://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/2017/09/on-modes-of-sharing-blog-report-on-training-and-the-ensembletraining-beyond-training-session-at-tapra-conference-2017/
- Waiting for Brexit, with Christina Papagiannouli, TaPRA Gallery (University of Exeter, 2019)
- NarrComm, interdisciplinary, Cultural and Creative Industries (University of Portsmouth, 2019)
- Serious Says in Funny Ways, Yard Theatre and Collisions Festival (London, 2018)
- Caryatid Unplugged Clean it Off, Migration Matters Festival (Sheffield, 2017)
- #refugeeswelcome, Arts Journeys International Festival (Portsmouth, 2016)
- Caryatid Unplugged the Brexit Edition, Rosemary Branch Theatre, (London, 2016)
- 28 Bananas, Collisions Festival (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 2014)
- Digital Handshake, Watermans, Networked Bodies Symposium, (London, 2014)
- Etheatre project, with Christina Papagiannouli and collaborators, (Upstage/Waterwheel, 2011-2015)
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