Global Faculty in Residence
B.A. English, University of Cyprus, 1999
M.F.A. Dramaturgy, SUNY Stony Brook, 2002
Ph.D. Theatre and Identity, Cyprus University of Technology, 2014
Ellada Evangelou was born and raised in Cyprus. She has studied in Cyprus and the United States and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for graduate study in the United States. She has worked as a dramaturg, theater director, workshop facilitator, and independent consultant, in collaboration with theater companies, NGOs, and international organisations, including UNDP and the Anna Lindh Foundation. She teaches theater and dramaturgy courses in higher education in Cyprus and the United States. She is interested in the relationship between theater/dramaturgy and identity, and works in the intersection of aRtivism and scholarship in post-colonial, post-conflict communities. Her publications include “Theatre Beyond Nationalism: Participatory Art in the Cyprus Buffer Zone” in The Cyprus Review and “Perceptions of (Ancient) Female Heroism in Twentieth-Century Cypriot Historical Plays” in Conference Proceedings International Society for the Study of European Ideas. She is co-founder of Rooftop Theatre, member of the Leadership Circle of the IMPACT Project, and a 2020 Global Fellow of the International Society for the Performing Arts, as well as the Artistic and Cultural Director of the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2019, which was produced by the Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus.
theater; dramaturgy; nationalism; post-colonialism; Eastern Mediterranean; aRtivism; collaborative dramaturgy; theatre of the oppressed; 19th and 20 century historical drama; cultural fluidity; mobility; sited performance; trauma and memory in narrative