Laloula Hrysikopoulou

Set Designer, Costume Designer
She was born in Agrinio and raised in Athens. She studied set and costume design at the Doxiadis Athens Technological Institue (1968), set design at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where she studied under Vassilis Vassiliadis (1968-1972) and architecture at the University of Florence (1972-1977). At the same time, she was already professionally occupied at the theater companies of Hatziskos/Nikiforakis 91969-1972) and Elsa Vergi (1970). During 1977-1978, she attended the Scenography Course of the Academia di Belle Arti of Firenze. Upon her return to Greece, she established regular cooperation with the country’s state theaters. She created over 150 set designs for theater performances by the National Theater of Greece, the National Theater of Northern Greece, “Arma Thespidos”, various Municipal and Regional theaters, Amphitheatro and private theater companies. She collaborated with virtually all prominent Greek directors (Volanakis, Solomos, Kallergis, Voutsinas, Houvardas, et al.). She designed sets and costumes for works of the classic repertoire, ancient drama, Cretan theater, as well as for Greek and foreign plays of the comtemporary repertoire. Her work has been presented in performances stages at the festivals of Epidaurus, Athens, Thessaloniki “Dimitria” and Argos, as well as in many countries abroad and in various exhibitions in Greece and the United States. She designed the new outfits for the High Priestesses in the Olympic Flame Lighting Ceremony (Sydney, 2000). With the National Theater of Greece, she served as member of the Artistic Committee (1985-1989), member of its Board (1993-1994), deputy director and director (1994). She teaches at the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Athens and at the Municipal Drama School of Agia Varvara. From 1984 to 1999, she collaborated with the GNO as set and costume designer in the productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1996-97), The marriage of Figaro [Le nozze di Figaro] (1998-99), Albert Herring (1984-85) and Conroy and his Copies [O Konroua kai oi kopies tou] (1989-90, 1990-91).