Stefania Goulioti

Stefania Goulioti was born in Athens, on 3 November 1980, by a French mother and a Greek father. French is her mother tongue.

At the age of 18 she attends the Geological School of the University of Athens where she studies for two years. However, she does not manage to obtain a Bachelor’s degree and she is also admitted to the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece from which she graduates excellently in 2004.

She then receives and attends for one year at the Drama School of Piccolo Teatro di Milano with Luca Ronconi.

Along with the dramatic school, she participates in the role of Priest at the Olympic Flame Ceremonies for the Sydney Olympics in 2000, for which she participated in the Sydney Olympic Flag Ceremony in Sydney, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002, and Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.

Her first professional performance was Kleist’s “Pentestilea”, directed by Peter Stein in 2002, which took place in major Italian theaters among them the ancient theater of Sirracusa.

Two more performances followed in Milan, Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage” directed by Robert Carsen, where she portrayed Catrin at Piccolo Teatro di Milano, and Euripides’ “Women of Troy” directed by Serena Sinigallia, performing Athena for the A.T.I .R.

Returning to Greece, she collaborates with Lefteris Vogiatzis at Sophocles’ “Antigone”, who entrusts her with the role of Tiresia for the Epidaurus Festival.

She then collaborates with Katerina Evangelatou and the Amphitheater on Gaultier’s “The Dead in love”.

In 2007, Peter Stein trusts her the part of “Electra” in the homonymous piece of Sophocles, a role that establishes her for the Greek theatrical audience and for whose performance she is honored with the Melina Merkouri and Karolos Koun awards.

She has been working since with the National Theater of Greece for about six years, where she has played great and important roles, such as Electra in Euripides’ “Orestes”, and Marina at “Pericles” of Shakespeare (a performance performed at the Globe Theater in London), directed by Yannis Houvardas, president of the National Theatre at that time.

She has also played Trisevgene in the homonymous work of Kostis Palamas directed by Lydia Koniordou and Kassandra in “Frogs”, an adaptation of Aristophanes by Dimitris Lignadis.

With Yannis Houvardas she also collaborates in Lessing’s “Emilia Gallotti” and in “The Nightmare of Happiness” by G. Del Corte.

She also plays important roles in other great performances such as Aeschylus’ “Persians” directed by Dimiter Gotjeff, “Bossa Nova” in Conception and Direction by Kostantinos Rigos, Kleist‘s “The Prince of Homburg” and “Amphitryon” by Moliere, directed both by Lefteris Vogiatzis, and Euripides’ “Hercules” directed by Michael Marmarinos.

With the Athens Festival she has collaborated twice for “The Throne of the Atreides” based on Oresteia of Aeschylus, directed by Aris Retsos, where she performed Kassandra, and for Stridberg’s “Miss Julie”, where she interpreted the homonymous heroine directed by Dimitris Lignadis.

In 2013, she collaborates with the Onassis’ Foundation House of Arts and Letters for the show “The Good Person of Setsuan” by Bertolt Brecht, where she interprets the double leading role of Sen-Te and Sou-Ta.

She is honored with the “Athinorama Athenian Audience Prize”, directed by Katerina Evangelatou, with whom she also collaborates with “Spectators” by Marios Pontikas again for the National Theater.

In the winter of that same year she will find herself in the so called “free theater” and the New World Theater for Nick Pein’s “Constellations” directed by Vangelis Thodoropoulos, president of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival at that time.

2014 is the 10th year she plays in Epidaurus on “Prometheus Bound” performing the homonymous role with the actor and director of the performance Ektoras Lygisos

In the following year, she plays in the performances “A man for all seasons” by Bolt directed by Vangelis Theodoropoulos for the National Theater, and “The woman from the past” by Simmelphenich directed by Elena Karakouli for the Poria Theatre.

Her collaboration with internationally renowned director Tomaz Pandur follows in the play “King Lear” in Shakespeare where she interprets the role of Reagan.

In the summer of 2015 she completely assumes the direction and composition of “Eumenides”, Aeschylus’, in the form of a monologue, in the production of the Athens Festival. Her experimental look at the work gets great reviews.

In the winter of 2015 she starred in the play “The God of Slaughter” by Jasmin Reza directed by Konstantinos Markoulakis at the Athinon Theater, which was played with great success also for a second season 2016-17.

In the summer of 2016 she starred with other great actors in “Oresteia of Aeschylus” directed by Yannis Houvardas for the theater of Epidaurus in the roles of Electra and Athena.

In winter 2019 she performs in “Ritter, Dene, Foss” by Bernhard, the part of “Ritter” in the Arts Theatre of Athens in the direction of Maria Protopappa for which she receives great critics.

 Then she participates in Aristofane’s “Birds” in the direction of Nikos Karathanos for Onassis Foundation House of Arts and Letters, a performance of great success which was performed in Santiago in Chile.

In the same year she returns to the National Theatre and participates in Aristofane’s “Lisistrata” in the part of Kleoniki for the Ancient Epidaurus Theatre in the direction of Odisseas Papaspiliopoulos.

After the pandemic’s lockdowns she starred in Aristofane’s “Horses” for the National Theatre again in the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, in the direction of Constandinos Rigos.

Currently she stars in Marina Tsvetajeva’s play “Fedra” in the direction of Dimitris Karatzas a very interesting young director that has been her goal to work with for years.

In the summer of 2017 she faces a great challenge interpreting the role of Cyclops in the homonymous work of Euripides directed by Pantelis Dendakis for the theater of Little Epidaurus.

In the same winter, she starred at the National Theater at Ipsen’s “Peer Gynt” a performance directed by Dimitris Lignadis, interpreting the archetypal mother Aaze.

The next summer in 2018 she takes up again with the direction of Aeschylus’ “Eumenides”, in a totally different form , this time in the ancient Stadium of Epidaurus. An act that, due to its aesthetics, took place at 6:00 in the morning. The show was a huge success and had great response.

She next plays the part of Clytemnestra in Aeschylus’ “Agamemnon” in Beijing at the National Theatre of China among Chinese actors! The direction was Stathis Livathinos’ the President of the Greek National Theatre at the time.

In the cinema she has starred in several films. “J.A.C.E.” directed by Menelaos Karamagiolis, a film for which she was awarded with the First Prize for female interpretation of the International Thessaloniki Festival, then Kostas Charalambou’s “Knitted Red Thread” and lately “Luger” and Elias Giannakakis “Hara”.

On TV he has participated in three series, “Wild Children”, “Kostas Karyotakis” and “Hara is missing”. She is currently filming the new serie of Christoforos Papakaliatis “Maestro”, a highly anticipated television series.

She has taught the lesson of Acting in drama schools like Ag. Varvara, Iasmos, Andreas Voutsinas in Thessaloniki, Giorgos Armenis, Athens Conservatory and at the Kapodistrian University of Athens in the department of Theater and has directed three performances for graduated students while working on her own technique “Flowing Through”.