Rena Kyprioti

Rena Kyprioti

Rena Kyprioti was born in Athens, Greece. She is a graduate of the “Art Theatre” at the renowned performing arts school of Karolos Koun in Athens.

Some of the acting schools she has attended to acquire new acting methods and techniques include the National Theatre of Greece, The Beverly Hills Playhouse under the guidance of Milton Katselas and Sophie Papadopoulos, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Los Angeles, and Stanford University.

She has an extensive theater background, including productions in Ancient Greek Tragedies and Comedies performed at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, among others.

As an actress, she has collaborated with both Greek and foreign directors, such as Anatoly Vasiliev, the Artistic Director of the Moscow Theatre “School of Dramatic Arts” (recipient of the Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities), and Adolf Shapiro (Golden Mask National Theatre Award).

Rena also worked with Charlotte Rampling in a short film directed by the acclaimed video artist and filmmaker George Drivas. The film was screened at the Greek Pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale from May to November 2017.

Furthermore, she collaborated with filmmaker Loukia Alavanou on “Oedipus In Search of Colonus,” a virtual reality 360-degree film installation showcased at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.

Since 2018, Rena has been touring the USA and Russia with her own production, a Greek literary masterpiece titled “My Mother’s Sin” by Georgios Vizyenos. In this production, she skillfully portrays six different characters in English, captivating audiences at prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Georgetown, Loyola Marymount, Texas, Illinois Universities, and the International Theatre Festival “Raduga” in St. Petersburg, among others.

Rena is characterised by her adventurous and passionately dedicated personality. She finds joy in traveling worldwide, including destinations like China, India, Thailand, and the USA, to refine her acting skills and broaden her horizons.

"At Eleusis, one realises, if never before, that there is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy. At Eleusis, one becomes adapted to the cosmos. Outwardly Eleusis may seem broken, disintegrated with the crumbled past; actually, Eleusis is still intact and it is we who are broken, dispersed, crumbling to dust. Eleusis lives; lives eternally in the midst of a dying world."
Henry Miller

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