NEW YORK TIMES, St. Holden: “Orestes whom Stratos Tzortzoglou imbues with a winning sweetness” works for an itinerant theater company that has been traveling around Greece. “Landscape in the Mist” has already won many honors, and was the Greek entry for best foreign film in the Academy Awards last year. A 126-minute work of exceptional beauty.
STAGE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, John Thaxter: 80-minute show has its compensations,”demanding courage, strength and extraordinary agility for the fight scenes, handsome Greek film actor Stratos Tzortzoglou as Agamemnon”.
Reviews for current theatrical projects
- YOU ARE PURPOSE AND SHEEPDOGS DANCING AROUND YOU (2012 – 2014) writer: G. Ioannou – role: Big Arktos, directed by Yannis Skourletis – Bijoux De Kant at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation – see the Video
THE DAILY – KATHIMERINI, Spyros Payatakes:
“With an unrecognizable and incredibly seasoned interpretive Stratos Tzortzoglou”, the show has Greekness of Tsarouhis and modernity by the leading directors. And neither has pitted genre painting. For me it was a revelation. I will venture even to say that was the most fundamentally modern, stylish, progressive work within this season. A play station, which should see if you think our theater can and stepped forward.
ATHENS VOICE, Dimitris Mastrogiannitis:
John Scourletis created an excellent performance-to me the most interesting I’ve seen this season-a model for how a genre, raised modern way without betraying ethos era and text. Be glad and have great partners: the “dirty” pop songs of Kostas Dalakoura and three important interpretations. We should note two names: Lena Drosaki and July Tziatas. Kowtow dedication in directorial vision, talent and beauty. “But big surprise for me was Stratos Tzortzoglou. I think Stratos gives interpretation of life”.
LIFO, Christos Paridis:
One of the most interesting performances this winter has title. You aim and around you dancing sheepdogs. “A monologue by George Ioannou, that restores the talented actor Stratos Tzortzoglou in the straight path.”
ELEFTHEROTYPIA, Efi Marinou:
“The actor Stratos Tzortzoglou who started playing Loula Anagnostakis at the “Basement” Karolos Koun’s theatre of Art to come a long, controversial path and swallowed up the star sistem returns with a shocking text interpretation of George Ioannou. Exposes and parodies himself or herself.”
METROPOLIS FREE PRESS, Athina Deligianni:
Experience aesthetics. The narrative to unfold as a series of tableaux vivants of a dusty TSAROUCHI world, in a symbolic coop-scene, where writhing soul from pain and undeliverable desires among a chair, a bed and below ground. True. The feeling after a while the nostrils, taste, and do more of the actors being beaten and dragged from memory like wounds lives. The mesh protects little. The views anguish can never be sterile. The two worlds come together. “With Stratos Tzortzoglou perhaps the role of his life, to be welcomed and that from the first moment there, inseparable part of the same universe, who will narrate heartbreakingly”, with the very good July Tziatas and Lena Drosaki, trapping the Novotel decadent revelation the viewer.
VIMAGAZINO, George Nastos:
A crack in the universe Thessalonians George Ioannou opens Bijoux de kant .” The kinked Stratos Tzortzoglou, a parendytikos Joker surprises with its directness”. The beautiful Lena Drosaki: great voice, great articulation, setting displacement – you can not take your eyes off her.
ATHINORAMA, Iliana Dimadi:
A strange picture grabs the eye.“The main character is interpreted imperiously from Stratos Tzortzoglou unrecognizable and riveting. A performance art inspiration for the few. This, however few they may be shaken”.
ELEFTHEROTYPIA, Efi Marinou:
“Stratos Tzortzoglou in the show You are purpose and sheepdogs dancing around you. The actor, who started playing Loula Anagnostakis “the sound of a gun” in Karolos Koun’s Art Theater, returns with a shocking text interpretation of George Ioannou. Exposes and parodies himself. For Stratos Tzortzglou closes a cycle route, from Art Theater and “the sound of the gun” comes a second time winner in Cacoyannis Foundation. In a remarkable performance meets the poetry of George Ioannou surprising with his interpretation. Like you wore the costume of the actor. Very early was fortunate to be next to Karolos Koun, Jules Dassin, Michael Cacoyannis, Minos Volanakis, Theo Angelopoulos, Pantelis Voulgaris. After, the storm blew television. And now parodies seriously himself, trying courageous self-criticism.”
ONLYTHEATER, George Chronas:
GEORGE CHRONAS saw the ” You are purpose and sheepdogs dancing around you” and will go see it again.
Go to admire the spirit of the Greek author George Ioannou. “Stratos Tzortzoglou from Piraeus, in the best part of his life, amidst the dirt and dust, speaks with clothes allude to nothing”. Pythia before him, becomes his friend. The relationship with his mother. Nightmares passes in front of him. He screams. Looks like Euripide’s hero, though the truth is Aeschylu’s. The fog – the death inside and outside their wraps. The fog – the death of Thessaloniki, the home of author, George Ioannou, who chop with the knife to walk, to talk.
I’m going to see the performance again. Live theater, Living Theater, as the great artist of the theater Julian Beck.
ELEFTHEROTYPIA, Dimitris Tsatsoulis:
Readings on stage and off
The new project of Maria Laina ‘Tree’ from the group «Dame Blanche», directed by Chryssa Capsouli (15/05/2013)
A text refers strongly to Beckett “Waiting for Godot”, but with obvious surrealistic elements that releases a robust poetic imagination…… “an expressive, hyperactive and offers in wrinkling, dative Stratos Tzortzoglou”.
- DRAIN EKKENOSIS writer D. Dimitriades – role: Aegisthus, directed by Yannis Kokkos at Stegi Grammaton kai Texnon
Direction, Set and Light Design: Yannis Kokkos With: Alexandra Aidini, Tzortzina Daliani, Akilas Karazisis, Lydia Koniordou, Olia Lazaridou, Dimitris Mothonaios, Electra Nikolouzou, Angeliki Papathemeli, Lena Papaligoura, Alexandra Sakellaropoulou, Danai Saridaki, Theodora Tzimou, Stratos Tzortzoglou. Artistic collaboration: Anne Blancard.
NEA, Roula Georgakopoulou:
The “Ekkenosis – Evacuation” by Dimitris Dimitriadis played at Onassis foundation’s analogues, directed by John Kokkos, was a theatrical achievement. The delirium degradation of Atreides’ cycle, Iphigenia (L. Papaligoura) with a belligerent and bloodthirsty, “an Aegisthus (Stratos Tzortzoglou) who flirts with Elektra (Olia Lazaridou) was not a usual nouvote but a thorough shaking our staff kismet”, a story of our history, a version of oneself as another, an ultimately personal triumph and pain along the author.
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