Marisa SouliotiArt Director

Theater

OPERA PERFORMANCES

Carlo Il Calvo by Nicola Porpora

PROP MASTER & ASSISTANT STAGE DESIGNER FOR PORPORA’S OPERA “CARLO IL CALVO”, PRESENTED DURING BAYREUTH BAROQUE FESTIVAL AT THE MAGRAVIAL OPERA HOUSE, GERMANY 2020

Musical Director: George Petrou with Armonia Atenea | Direction: Max Emanuel Cencic | Set Design: Giorgina Germanou | Costumes: Maria Zorba | Light: David Debrinay | Choreography: Mimi  Antonaki | Dramaturgy: Boris Kehrmann | Assistant Director: Constantina Psoma | Assistant Set Designer: Marisa Soulioti

with: Franco Fagioli | Max Emanuel Cencic | Julia Lezhneva | Petr Nekoranec | Suzanne Jerosme  | Bruno de Sa | Nian Wang 

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Claudio Monteverdi

ASSISTANT STAGE & COSTUME DESIGNER FOR “IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA” BY CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, PRESENTED AT ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS, ATHENS 2020

Conduction: George Petrou | Directed by: Marianna Calbari | Set & Costume design: Giorgina Germanou |Movement: Mariza Tsiga| Lighting design: Stella Kaltsou | Music coaching – Assistant conductor: Markellos Chryssicos | Make-up artist: Elisavet Petrou & team | Hair artist: Dimitris Garis & team | First assistant director: Konstantina Psoma | Second assistant to the director – Surtitle translation: Natalia Bozika | Assistant to the set and costume designer: Marisa Soulioti, Giorgos Gogolos, Margarita Tzanetou | Performing period instruments: Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra | Executive producer: Pure Art

Handel’s Alcina

ASSISTANT STAGE & COSTUME DESIGNER FOR HANDEL’S OPERA “ALCINA” PRESENTED AT ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS, ATHENS 2019

Directed and conducted by George Petrou | Set and costume designer Giorgina Germanou | Lighting design Stella Kaltsou | Choreography Edith Lalonger | Assistant Stage & Costume Designers: Marisa Soulioti, Athena Smerdi, Tina Marinaki | Cast Myrtò Papatanasiou (Alcina), Mary-Ellen Nesi (Ruggiero), Myrsini Margariti (Morgana), Angélique Noldus (Bradamante), Yannis Kalyvas (Oronte), Theodora Baka (Oberto), Petros Magoulas (Melisso) | Dancers Mimi Antonaki, Christina Ellinodeli, Elena Kontogoni, Maria Konstantaki | Chorus Armonia Atenea | Vocal training Athanasia Kyriakidou | Musicians of the Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra performing in Baroque instruments

O Vaftistikos [The Godson] by Theofrastos Sakellaridis

ASSISTANT SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER FOR TH.SAKELLARIDIS’ OPERETTA “O VAFTISTIKOS” PRESENTED AT MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL, ATHENS 2019

Director George Petrou | Set and costume designer Georgina Germanou | Choreographer Mimi Antonaki | Lighting designer Stella Kaltsou | Chorus master and vocal coach Athanasia Kyriakidou | Assistant Set and costume designers Marisa Soulioti, Athena Smerdi | The Camerata – Friends of Music Orchestra Musicians, 2019

POLITICAL THEATRE

Donna Non Rieducabile by Stefano Massini

STAGE & COSTUME DESIGN FOR THE PLAY “DONNA NON RIEDUCABILE, A THEATRICAL MEMORANDUM ABOUT ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA” PRESENTED AT KEFALLINIAS STREET THEATRE, ATHENS 2018 and POLYCHOROS KET, ATHENS 2014

Directed by: MICHALIS KOILAKOS, Assistant Director: MARIA CHANDRA, Stage & Costume Design: MARISA SOULIOTI, Music Composition: THODORIS OIKONOMOU, Light Design: ALIKI DANEZI – KNUTSEN, Video Projections: EIRINI STEIROU, Movement: MARGARITA TRIKKA, Sound Design: GIANNIS CHRYSOGONOY, Starring: TANIA PALAIOLOGOU, MICHALIS KOILAKOS, Translation in Greek: DIMITRIS ALEXAKIS, MICHALIS KOILAKOS

Under Siege – MĒTA platform | 2016

Under Siege is a work that focuses at the brutal abolition of human values via the abrupt change of the most crucial human right, the Freedom. When a human being caused to be free and has no spiritual life, it leads to collapse and dissolution. From that moment and until the end, humans try to regain their values via the perpetual struggle but mainly through his/her’s mental and spiritual freedom.

Concept Idea and Choreography: Stathis Doganis | Interpretation: Gavriela Antonopoulou, Konstantina Mparkouli, Adrian Kolaritz, Aggelos Papadopoulos, Eythimios Moschopoulos | Choreographer’s Consultant: Irini Kalaitzidi | Music Composer: Christos Sakellaridis | Stage Design: Marisa Soulioti | MĒTA platform

THEATRE PERFORMANCES

BOU | Ghost Stories by Michalis Koilakos

STAGE & COSTUME DESIGN FOR THE PLAY “BOU | GHOST STORIES” PRESENTED AT POLYCHOROS KET, ATHENS 2019

Directed by: MICHALIS KOILAKOS, Stage & Costume Design: MARISA SOULIOTI, Music: VASSILIS TZAVARAS, Light Design:MICHALIS KOILAKOS, Starring: SOTIRIA ROUVOLI, MICHALIS KOILAKOS, DAPHNE KAFETZI, Polychoros KET 2019

Yvonne by Witold Gombrowicz

ASSISTANT STAGE & COSTUME DESIGNER FOR “YVONNE” BY WITOLD GOMBROWICZ, PRESENTED AT MPAGKEION, ATHENS 2019-2020

Direction: Michalis Gigintis | Written By: Witold Gombrowicz | Stage & Costume design: Giorgina Germanou | Lighting design: Aggelos Papadopoulos | Music Direction & Compotition: Nalyssa Green | Assistant Director: Juliet Georgiou | Assistant Stage & Costume Designer: Marisa Soulioti | Movement: Katerina Liontou | Photography: Karol Jarek | Make-Up Artist: Dimitris Garis | Poster: Katerina Puffin | Public Relations: Evaggelia Skrobola | Production Management: Gefyra Theatre Company 2019

Starring: Nikos Anastasopoulos, Juliet Georgiou, Nalyssa Green, Eleni Dafni, Manthos Kalantzis, Giannis Kapeleris, Adela Mermigka, Giannis Bisbikopoulos, Nikos Chaldeakis

Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER FOR THE  THEATRICAL PLAY “UBU ROI”, PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE OR GREECE, ATHENS 2018

Direction•Set Design: MANOS VAVADAKIS, Written by: ALFRED JARRY, Translation: AHILLEAS KYRIAKIDIS, Music by: GIANNIS NIARROS, Costume Design: GIORGINA GERMANOU, Light Design: STELLA KALTSOU, Orchestration: CHRISTOS MASTROGIANNIDIS, Assistant Costume Designer: MARISA SOULIOTI, Assistant Director•Movement: GIORGOS MIHELAKIS, Assistant Set Designer: NORA DELIDIMOU, Video Art: GIORGOS TSIROGIANNIS, 2nd Assistant Director: KOSTAS TRIANTAKONSTANTIS, Starring: ARIS LASKOS,CHARA-MATA GIANNATOU, MANOS VAVADAKIS, STELLA VOGIATZAKI, PANAGIOTIS EXARCHEAS, KATERINA ZISOUDI, MARIA MOSCHOURI, GIANNIS NIARROS

Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley

ASSISTANT STAGE & COSTUME DESIGNER FOR THE  THEATRICAL PLAY “RADIANT VERMIN”, PRESENTED AT TEMPUS VERUM THEATRE, ATHENS 2017

Directed by: HARIS ATTONIS, Written by: PHILIP RIDLEY, Translation: HARIS ATTONIS, Music by: TAREQ, Stage & Costume Design: GIORGINA GERMANOU, Light Design: STELLA KALTSOU, Assistant Stage & Costume Designer: MARISA SOULIOTI, Assistant Director: EUGENIA DELIALI, Starring: HARIS ATTONIS, KATERINA LATTA and FANIS PAVLOPOULOS, Production: EVANGELOS KONSTAS | CONSTANTLY PRODUCTIONS, 2017

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER FOR THE  MUSICAL“SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET”, PRESENTED AT ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS, ATHENS 2017

Conduction – Direction: George Petrou | Set design: Paris Mexis | Costume design: Giorgina Germanou | Lighting design: George Tellos | Movement – Choreography: Zoe Chatziantoniou | Translation: George Petrou | Musical coaching: Dimitris Giakas | Assistant Costume Designers: Marisa Soulioti, Konstantinos Kotsis | Co-production: Athens & Epidaurus Festival – Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra, 2017

Company by Stephen Sondheim

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER FOR STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S MUSICAL “COMPANY” PRESENTED AT ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS, ATHENS 2018

Direction – Conduction – Translation: George Petrou | Choreography: John Todd | Set design: Paris Mexis | Costume design: Giorgina Germanou | Lighting design: George Tellos | Assistant Costume Designers: Marisa Soulioti, Katia Koumarianou | Co-production: Athens & Epidaurus Festival – Armonia Atenea – The Friends of Music Orchestra, 2018

Camerata: West Side Story

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER FOR THE  MUSICAL “WEST SIDE STORY”, PRESENTED AT MEGARON, THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL, ATHENS 2016

Music: Leonard Bernstein | Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim | Text: Arthur Laurents | Conducted by George Petrou |Direction: John Todd, George Petrou | Set Designer: Paris Mexis | Costumes: Georgina Germanou | Choreography: John Todd | Text Coaching: Pantelis Dentakis | Lighting: George Tellos | Co-production: Greek Festival – Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall – Camerata, 2016

Memory of Smyrna

ASSISTANT STAGE & COSTUME DESIGNER FOR “MEMORY OF SMYRNA”  PRESENTED AT ODEON OF HERODES ATTICUS, ATHENS 2019

Direction: Dimitris Malissovas | Written By: Tania Harokopou | Choreography: Thodoris Panas | Music Direction & Compotition: Nikos Xidis | Stage & Costume design: Anna Machairianaki | Lighting design: Katerina Maragoudaki | Assistant Director: Tasos Kontogiorgas | Assistant Stage & Costume Designer: Marisa Soulioti | Photography: Julie Georgantidou | Production Management: Entertain.gr | Public Relations: Chrysa Matsaggani

CHILDREN’S THEATRE

The Man Who Planted Trees by Michalis Koilakos

ART DIRECTION FOR THE  THEATRICAL PLAY “THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES”, BASED ON THE FRENCH TALE “L’HOMME QUI PLANTAIT DES ARBRES” WRITTEN BY JEAN GIONO, PRESENTED AT DANCEVACUUM – CENTRE OF PERFORMING ARTS, ATHENS 2016-2017

Directed by: MICHALIS KOILAKOS, Written by: JEAN GIONO, Translation: PANAGIOTIS KLINIS, Movement: MARGARITA TRIKKA, Art Direction: MARISA SOULIOTI, Light Design: VASILIS KLOTSOTIRAS, Set Construction: NIKOS DENTAKIS, Photography: GIORGOS GIKAPEPAS, Starring: PETROS SPIROPOULOS and MICHALIS HADJINIKOLAIDIS, Live music by: DIMITRIS KOUSTAS, Dancevacuum 2016

One Thousand and One Pages by Michalis Koilakos

STAGE DESIGN & ART DIRECTION FOR THE PLAY “ONE THOUSAND AND ONE PAGES”, A NEW THEATER PLAY FOR CHILDREN 3 TO 9 YEARS PRESENTED AT THE MUSIC LIBRARY OF GREECE “LILIAN VOUDOURI” (AT MEGARON-THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL), ATHENS 2015-2017

Written and Directed by: MICHALIS KOILAKOS, Assistant Director: MARIA CHANDRA, Stage Design | Art Direction: MARISA SOULIOTI, Costume Design: NEFELI STEIROU, Music Composition: GIORGOS MORAITIS, Movement: MARGARITA TRIKKA, Starring: CHRISTELA GIZELI, SOTIRIA ROUVOLI, MICHALIS KOILAKOS, Music Library of Greece 2015

DAMU STAGE DESIGN PROJECTS | PRAGUE 2013-2014

The Flies by J.P. Sartre

For my interpretation of The Flies the play is unfolding inside an oppressive new “reality” of media, propaganda and fear. Cameras that follow every movement of the actors, as well as the audience’s, and a big video-wall that stands as the main element of the set. The cameras represent the flies, the all-seeing eyes that surround us. Somebody is always there watching, analyzing, processing and judging what we do on a day-to-day basis. And through that fear of others watching, the other gains power over all those who feel remorse. The cameras also represent the clear distinction in the two versions of the modern man’s image; there is the true self and there is the image that one selects to project to the people around him, the carefully constructed internet profile, the precise movements one takes to create the image he wants others to see and the perception one gives through this carefully built up profile. The other element on stage that signifies the constant reminder of the shame that the people of Argos should feel, is the multiple screens. Constantly projecting a transition of news media coverage, white noise and distorted recordings of the people’s movements. All this set in a contemporary city landscape that includes a component of archaic architecture that survived through the years but at the same time was manipulated and destroyed, showing a city in ruins, hiding guilt, hubris, corruption and murder.

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

In my interpretation of the seagull the whole play is unfolding as Treplev’s memories right before he tears up his life work and then proceeds to kill himself. The house is an allegory of his mind, a dark, unstable and smothering place. Two walls divide the interior and the exterior of the house. They are made from a wire metal construction and are covered from the interior with hanging papers, Treplev’s texts and pictures, all showing parts of his memories. During the play the actors will explore the papers, reading them, sometimes removing them or adding more. Those texts/papers/pictures are essentially the script, they are parts of how Konstantin remembers the events unfolding.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

For this project i worked mainly with the actors’ movements on stage. I transported my setting into a wasteland filled with garbage and one water tube appearing through them and used those elements with a white floor and strong industrial lights trying to create Beckett’s feeling of hopelessness. As the actors enter the stage and move around they unwillingly create the crossroads and continue on destroying them before the end.

Aeschylus Oresteia | Agamemnon

For this project I drew my inspiration from the decay of the modern city landscapes and buildings in Greece. I wanted to explore the idea of construction and deconstruction, through a visual aesthetic of ruined or damaged buildings that is also associated with the decay of the people residing in them. A metal scaffolding supports a wall, invisible – but falling in ruins. We see only the palace double door, which will hide the assassination. The same set may stand also in an open air ancient Greek theater, where the landscape behind it will play its own role.