Christina Kyriazidi (Greece) is a Berlin-based cultural entrepreneur, theatre maker, musician and radio producer, as well as the founder of the L A B (Laboratory Actors Berlin) and STORY FOR FOOD initiatives.
She was formed as an actress and playwright in Greece and the UK [University of Exeter] and she has worked so far, as an actress and dramaturge, in Greece, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Ireland, Argentina and Brazil. She is also an accordionist, composer and songwriter.
In 2010, she founded in Berlin the international theatre group “Marinaio Teatro” and a year later, the itinerant theatre festival “KNOTS: Exchange Meeting of Theatre Groups” with editions so far in Berlin, Buenos Aires, La Paz and São Paolo.
She has given workshops as a theatre educator for adolescents in Germany, Argentina and Brazil, and in 2013, she founded in Berlin, the L A B [Laboratory Actors Berlin], a platform of training, research and creation for young actors.
As a playwright, she was awarded by the “Greek National Union of Writers” for her play “AUTUMN MEETING” (2002), while her play “FOREST UNDER THE SEA” (2013) was produced by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture in 2015, and toured in Brazil in 2016, through the award of “FUNARTE”. Her play “The Mutes” was selected as one of the 4 European plays on the theme of the European Crisis, for the “PIIGS Festival 2016 - Dramaturgia Sobre la Crisi” and published in Catalan by the above festival. Her plays have been produced so far, in Greece, Germany, Brazil and Spain.
With her initiative STORY FOR FOOD, she audio collects undocumented stories and runs several storytelling activities in the city of Berlin, two live monthly radio shows and the podcast Stories in Berlin