Andreas Manolikakis

Andreas Manolikakis

Clinical Professor
Department Chairperson
Sands College of Performing Arts
The Actors Studio Drama School


Faculty Bio

Manolikakis was Chair of the Directing Department at the Actors Studio Drama School, where he taught acting and directing from 1995 to 2005. He has taught workshops in acting, directing and script analysis in Athens, Berlin and Paris (at the French National Film School La Femis; the Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique; and at L’Escalier 4). He has translated into Greek and published in Athens in 1997 Nikolai Gorchakov’s Russian classic The Vakhtangov School of Stage Art, which became a required text for the Theater Department of the University of Athens. He has also given lectures on “Stanislavski and Vakhtangov,” “The Actors Studio,” “Method Acting and Greek Tragedy,” and “Method Acting and Directing” at L’Escalier 4 in Paris; the University of Athens; the National Theater and the University of Northern Greece; the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece; and the National Organization of Theater Studies in Athens. As a director and as an actor, he has worked in the United States and Europe. Among his directing highlights are: Porte Close, by N. Darmon, at the National Theatre of East Paris; Elektra, by Sophocles, at the Actors Studio; Liliom, by F. Molnar, in Athens. Among his acting highlights are: on Broadway opposite Sir Derek Jacobi in Hugh Whitemore’s Breaking the Code; and a leading role in the feature film Ice House, opposite Melissa Gilbert. He directed and acted in numerous plays from the Greek and international repertoire for the New Hellenic Stage of New York, which he founded in 1983. He is also the author of The Classmates, a 13-episode television series produced by the National Greek Television ET3. He holds a BA in acting from the Greek Art Theatre Drama School in Athens, founded by Karolos Koun, and an MA in theater from the University of Paris VIII-Vincennes. He also studied with Marcel Marceau at his International School of Mime in Paris. At the Actors Studio, he is a Lifetime Member and a member of the Board of Directors.


BA, Greek Art Theatre Drama School, Athens‚ Greece

Lifetime member of the Actors Studio

, University of Paris VIII-Vincennes

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Acted and directed in the U.S.France and Greece including acting on Broadway and directing at the National Theatre of East Paris. Acted and directed in numerous plays for the New Hellenic Stage of N.Y. which he founded in 1983.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

THR 501: Basic Technique 1
THR 502: Basic Technique 2
THR 505: Workshop 1
THR 506: Workshop 2
THR 533: Movement 1 - W. African Dance
THR 534: Movement 2 - W. African Dance
THR 633: Movement 3 Ballroom Dance
THR 633: Movement 3 Horton Technique
THR 634: Movement 4 Ballroom Dance
THR 634: Movement 4 Horton Technique
THR 641: Directing 1
THR 642: Directing 2
THR 661: Playwrights & Directors Unit 1
THR 662: Playrights & Directors Unit 2
THR 701: Process Lab I
THR 702: Process Lab 2
THR 733: Movement 5 Ballroom Dancing I