Dramaturge, Scholar, Cultural Worker and Board Director
Ellada Evangelou was born and raised in Cyprus. She has studied in Cyprus (BA English / PhD Theatre Studies-Cultural Studies) and the United States (MFA Dramaturgy), with a Fulbright scholarship awarded for the United States. She has worked as a dramaturge, theater director, workshop facilitator, and independent consultant, in collaboration with theater companies, NGOs, and international organisations, including the UNDP, E.U. 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. She is co-founder of Rooftop Theatre, active in arts for conflict transformation in Cyprus since 2004, a member of the Leadership Circle of the IMPACT Project, and a 2020-21 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 2019-2020-2021, in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Her publications include “Theatre Beyond Nationalism: Participatory Art in the Cyprus Buffer Zone” in The Cyprus Review (2019) and “A Global Crisis in a Contested Space: Curating the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival 2020” in Acotaciones (2021).