Makriyannis Unplugged: Memoirs of an 1821 Greek Revolution hero adapted, directed and performed by Yorgos Karamihos

February 15, 2022

Celebrated director and actor Yorgos Karamihos pays tribute to General Yannis Makriyannis, the hero of the 1821 Greek Revolution, in a show that tells the story of a nation in revolt and an individual in the process of self-formation. Adapting selected passages of Makriyannis’ Memoirs, a seminal work of Modern Greek letters, Makriyannis Unplugged renders the Greek hero of the nineteenth century our contemporary, a figure rooted in a local tradition but with a global significance. The work by Karamihos offers a raw theatrical experience that resonates with Makriyannis’ spirit, challenging and enriching our understanding of freedom, community, duty, and creativity. 

The Vancouver performance is offered under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Vancouver and the Hellenic Canadian Congress of British Columbia.

The event will be performed in English.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

Doors Open 5:00 PM PT

Performance 6:00 PM PT

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema - SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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Yorgos Karamihos

Yorgos Karamihos is an acclaimed actor, director, and acting teacher, born and raised in Northern Greece. He has graduated from the Ioanian University with a degree in Philosophy & History,  as well as from The Greek National Theatre Academy. In 2012 he received a Fulbright Scholarship as an exceptional artist to attend the full-time program at the Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles, where he was immediately offered to teach his own acting technique applied on Ancient Greek drama and A. Chekhov as well as theatre history. His credits as an actor include over thirty theatre productions from ancient Greek dramas and Shakespeare to Anton Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, and other classical and modern plays. He has also appeared in more than thirty feature films and numerous TV series such as The Durrells in Corfu, Bulletproof, Genius (Picasso) among others. Karamihos has also directed multiple theatre plays in several major venues in Greece and the USA. In 2008 he received the national award as Best Stage Actor of Greece. He has translated plays and books from English, French, and Spanish into Greek and has published several theatre plays.

Event Background

Makriyannis Unplugged will be performed in three cities: Los Angeles, USA, Vancouver, Canada, and Athens, Greece. It is the result of a collaboration between UCLA's Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, SFU's Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies and the Gennadius Library at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (ASCSA).

LA: March 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Vancouver: April 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Athens: April 14, 2022 at 6:30 PM & 9:00 PM

This programming is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

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