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Tsolakidis, Evdokimos (Greek playwright, founder and the artistic director of the Theater of Changes, 1962-____), “Nothing,”

a 50-minute bare-stage comedy in English, set on the stage of a theater that can be found everywhere, 2002 (it is not a big deal if this becomes 2003 or 2000 or even 1998),

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; • © 1998 by Evdokimos Tsolakidis; • in Evdokimos Tsolakidis’s Nothing (Athens, Greece: Dodoni Publishing, 1998); • script/rights available from Evdokimos Tsolakidis, Theater of Changes, 19A 3is Septemvriou str 104 32, Athens, Greece, (fax) +30 – 210 – 5246833, e-mail info@toc.gr or tostudio@hol.gr. • Cited by Evdokimos Tsolakidis via e-mail September 19, 2005; Tsolakidis says,

§ Dramatis Personae Producer (m), obsessed with money; Spectator (f), a simple everyday woman, kind of a “desperate housewife”; Theater Critic (f), knows life primarily through books, never having had a “real life”; Police Officer (f), formerly a promising actress whose career failed and who entered the Police Academy for financial reasons, a typical loser.

§ Synopsis "Audience members interrupt and involve themselves in the presentation of a play. The producer appeals to the police.

§ Comment "He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1962. He studied in the Medical School of the University of Rome. He was awarded his diploma of the Drama School of Northern Greece with honors. He continued his studies in drama, acting and directing in New York (Actor’s Studio, H.B. Studio) funded by the American state (Fulbright Foundation). He has worked as an actor and director in Greece and abroad, for more than twenty years, working both on classical and modern drama. During the last nine years he has been teaching Improvisation, Acting, and Acting Technique, in various drama schools in Greece and abroad. His first play ‘Athens - Moscow’ has been staged on his own direction for two years (2001-2002-2003) and has been published along with his second play ' Nothing' (Athens, Greece: Dodoni Publisher, 1998). He has also published a book concerning 'Acting' (KOAN ed.). He is the founder and the artistic director of the Theater of Changes.”—Evdokimos Tsolakidis CV - Theater of changes, www.theater-of-changes.com/, accessed October 13, 2005. • Sound effects.

§ Themes interactive theatre, perception, Pirandellian echoes (Luigi Pirandello, Italian playwright, 1934 Nobel laureate in literature, 1867-1936), theatre criticism



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