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I like to be intimate and to craft bridges that span the personal to the political. My passion lies in constructing alternative narratives that amplify voices often marginalised or silenced. I am captivated by the transformative potential of blending autobiography with fiction.

 

I embrace elements of the camp style - artifice, frivolity, pretentiousness and shocking excess.  Born in the threshold of the new century, I integrate my pop-culture obsession into my works, drawing inspiration from icons like Britney Spears, Disney, Superheroes, Netflix and memes.

 

Referencing my music obsessions, personal experiences, family relationships, I challenge traditional dramaturgy, delving into the complexities of late-stage capitalism and societal norms.

 

I am particularly interested in researching how technology, social media, consumerism and the neoliberal ideologies infiltrate and shape the most private spaces of our lives.

 

Seeing that theatre often caters to the over-privileged few, I endeavor to create art and community environments infused with mainstream references, striving to make theatre more accessible and relevant to diverse audiences.

Elias Adam is a director, dramaturg and writer, based in Athens, Greece. Born in Greece in 1991, he studied at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School and the Karolos Koun Art Theater.

His works have been presented in Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Germany and other. As a director, dramaturg and writer, Elias has worked with ONASSIS STEGI (We are in the army now - 2022, Kivotos Channel - 2021, Erotic Postcards from Greece - 2020, Hamlet, a desktop performance - 2020), the National Theater of Greece (The End of Eddy - 2019), the Theatre Organisation of Cyprus (Father help us - 2019), the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr (Masculinity in crisis - 2018), the Maxim Gorki Theater (Verräter - 2017) and other venues and institutions. He has been a fellow of the Venice Biennale College (2021), the International Forum of the Berliner Festspiele Theatertreffen (2019) and other international institutions, working with Krzysztof Warlikowski, Falk Richter, She She Pop, Thomas Köck, Konstantin Bogomolov.

What happened so far

2022-2024

2022

 

 

 

2022

 

 

2022

2021

2021

2021

2021

2020

 

 

2020

2020

2020

showed Sadboi in Cyprus (Nicosia International Festival and Dance House Lemesos), Grece (M54), Finland (FIN Fringe Festival), Iceland (Reykjavik Fringe Festival), Turkey (Istanbul Fringe Festival), Belgium (HOMOGRAPHY Festival), New Zeland F.O.L.A. Festival), Romania (Teszt Festival), Spain (Teatro Victoria), France (Trente Trente Festival)

showed We are in the army now at the Radikal Jung Festival at the Müncher Volkstheater in Munich, Germany

showed The End of Eddy at Venuše ve Švehlovce in Prague, Czech Republic

showed We are in the army now at Onassis Stegi in Athens, Greece

showed We are in the army now at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr in Müllheim an der Ruhr, Germany

 

 

showed We are in the army now at Teatros del Canal in Madrid, Spain

directed Sadboi 

directed Kivotos Channel for Stegi - Onassis Foundation

 

wrote and directed We Are in The Army Now for Stegi - Onassis Foundation

created It's Ophelia, bitch!

directed Leonce and Lena, Children of Rage + Love, produced by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus

 

created Hamlet, a desktop performance for Stegi - Onassis Foundation  

2020

was a collaborator director at Erotic Postcards from Greece, at Stegi - Onassis Foundation

2019

wrote and directed Father Help Us with the support of the Theatrical Organisation of Cyprus, presented at different venues in Cyprus and Greece

2019

directed The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis, at the National Theatre of Greece

2019

was invited and participated at the International Forum of Theatertreffen at the Berliner Festspiele, in Berlin

2019

directed The End of Eddy vol. Athens, at the National Theatre of Greece's festival for young theatre makers

2019                      won the START - Scaling award for his project                                        Smallville

2018

developed and ran the project Smallville, in Greece's
countryside

2018

wrote and directed Eyolf Machine, a play based
on Ibsen's Little Eyolf, presented at various venues
and festivals in Cyprus and Greece

2017

developed and staged the project Masculinity in crisis,
at the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr in Germany

2017

worked as a dramaturgy and direction intern for Falk
Richter's show Verräter, at Maxim Gorki Theatre in 
Berlin

2016

2015

wrote and directed Gamlet, at Apo Michanis Theatre
in Athens

directed Oscar et la Dame Rose, presented in various
venues in Greece and Cyprus

2014                           graduated from the Greek Art Theatre Karolos Koun

2014                             graduated from the Law School of Athens

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