Aphrodite Evangelatou studied acting at Drama Centre London and holds a PhD in Actor Training from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has also trained as an actor at the Vakhtangov Institute (Moscow, Russia) and Delos Drama School (Athens, Greece).
Aphrodite’s teaching practice focuses on acting and devising, while her teaching methodology draws inspiration from a wide range of practitioners, including Konstantin Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Sanford Meisner, Tadashi Suzuki, and Jerzy Grotowski.
Her research focuses on actor training, and she has presented her work at various conferences including the TaPRA Annual Conference and the International Conference The Makings of the Actor. Through her practice-based PhD research, Aphrodite developed a psychophysical approach to help actors access emotion safely and with ease.
European Theatre Arts
PhD Actor Training – Goldsmiths College, University of London
PGCert in the Management of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Goldsmiths College, University of London
MA European Classical Acting – Drama Centre London, CSM, University of the Arts London
BA Acting – Delos Drama School, Athens, Greece
BA (Hons) Theatre Studies (major: Acting/Directing) – University of Peloponnese, Greece
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
External Examiner for Regent’s University’s BA Acting for Stage and Screen
Evangelatou, A. (2021). Konstantin Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov: Tracing the Two Practitioners’ ‘Lures’ for Emotional Activation. Stanislavski Studies, 9(1), pp. 21-39.
Evangelatou, A. (2018). Reflections on the IPPT Ghent 2018. [Blog] Theatre, Dance and Performance Training. Available at: https://theatredanceperformancetraining.org/author/aphrodite-evangelatou/ [Accessed 1 Apr. 2018].
Evangelatou, A. (2019). Awakening the Actor’s Emotional Expressivity: A Psychophysical Approach. PhD Thesis, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Evangelatou, A. (2019). Beyond Exercise: The Pedagogy of Actor Training. In: Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Annual Conference. University of Exeter.
Evangelatou, A. (2019). Awakening the Actor’s Emotional Expressivity: A Work Demonstration. In: The Makings of the Actor | Towards Contemporary Acting Techniques, Practices & Methodologies. Athens.
Evangelatou, A. (2019). On Actor Training and Pedagogy: Enhancing Students’ Learning Though Encouraging the Accessing of the Flow State. In: TaP (Theatre and Performance) Postgraduate Panel: Aphrodite Evangelatou and Dafne Louzioti. Goldsmiths, University of London.
Evangelatou, A. (2019). Rhythm and Musicality as Tools for Accessing Acted Emotion. In: International Conference: Rhythm and Resonance in Acting Practice. Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts.
Evangelatou, A. (2014). The Pleasure of Performing Grief: A Study on the Connections between Erotic Pleasure and Sadness in Performance. In: Performing Grief International Conference. Paris-Sorbonne.
Acting; actor training; acting pedagogies; practice-based research; physical theatre; Greek tragedy; psychophysical training.