Eleni Efthymiou (1986) works as a director, performer, soprano and theatre composer.
She has a five-year degree in Drama Studies from the Department of Theatre, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a major in theatre directing and a Diploma in classical singing as a student of mezzo soprano Rossitza Troeva.
Eleni Efthymiou is in favour of an idea of theatre as an ongoing, everlasting investigation of the connection between human condition and society. Interested in creating an acoustic environment that evokes the principal themes of each play, she works primarily with the medium of sound. She makes use either of contemporary music and familiar songs or of original music themes composed by herself. Moving between the aesthetics of art, cinema, documentary and fiction, she imaginatively invents a new language of theatre. At the same time, she focuses on the inspiring exploration of the coexistence of representation, space, body and identity.
In 2014 she started a collaboration with the En Dynamei Theatre Ensemble, a mixed group of actors with potential abilities and disabilities.
View Eleni's CV here.