Creativity and Collaboration

November 10, 2020

Advice for Young Screenwriters by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides

A Conversation with "Blood of Zeus" Creators, and Q & A with LMU Students


English Translation of a poem by Achilleas Katsaros

© 2020 Katerina Zacharia

Blessings and Vows

Director, Producer, Writer

Short Documentary (15 mins)

© 2018 Katerina Zacharia, Athenoe productions

LAGFF 2018

LAGFF Director of Education, Film Discussant, Interviewer

Interviews with filmmakers

Euripides' Hecuba

2018 Stanford Repertory Theatre Artistic Associate

Casting Director, Greek translation /supertitles for a production of Euripides' Hecuba at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens in September 2018.

Symposium speaker, “Women of Troy in Film”; Film discussant for SRT’s film festival, “Women in Resistance: Films of Cacoyannis and Von Trotta" at Stanford University in July-August 2018.

LAGFF 2017

LAGFF Director of Education, Film Discussant, Interviewer

Interviews with filmmakers

Greece vs Hellas

March 26, 2017

The Semantics behind the country with many names. 

Interviewed for Greek Reporter.

Channeling Grace Through Art

Host, Speaker and Producer

Conference on Devotional Practices across spiritual Traditions in January 2015. Discussion panels on: ritual objects; ritual words, song, dance; congregational and solitary prayer; art making as devotional practice.Twenty presentations by representatives of different faiths and traditions, including Orthodox and Catholic clergy, a Buddhist monk, a Muslim and a Jewish calligraphist, and an Indian dancer, and academic speakers from the Getty Museum, Fuller Seminary, Pepperdine University, UC Riverside, Stanford University. The conference was intended to accompany the concurrent art exhibition “Vessels and Channels” by American contemporary sculptor Simon Toparovsky at the side-chapels of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles (11/9/14 - 2/15/15).

The Wanderings of Odysseus

Speaker and Producing Partner

Stanford Summer Theatre adaptation of Homer's Odyssey V-VIII with original music with workshops and seminars for theater professionals in September 2012.

First year of series “Ancient Drama: Influences and Modern Approaches” 2012-2014 at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. Funded by the EU, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Hellenic Republic.


Associate Producer

Interactive performance celebrating the primal sanctity of man in the context of rites and rituals aimed to capture the market imagery from Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka’s book of poems Samarkand and Other Markets I Have Known

LMU's Sunken Garden transformed into a world market with international merchants, performances of all kinds and staged readings by accomplished international actors, including Danny Glover, CCH Pounder and Michael Learned. Hosted by the LMU Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts, in spring 2008.

Michael Cacoyannis' Lysistrata

Co-Producer and Speaker

Producer for the US University Tour in fall 2006 for Cacoyannis' cabaret adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata.

Moderator for Q & A with actors Maia Morgenstern and Vladimir Ivanov, and pianist Alkis Kollias.

Host and Speaker, Retrospective of Michael Cacoyannis’ films.

Tribute Gala for Alexander Payne

Host and Presenter

Retrospective on Alexander Payne’s films at a tribute gala in his honor at the Lincoln Center, New York in April 2006.

MPA Screening of Brides

Host and Presenter

MC for screening of Pantelis Voulgaris’ Brides at the Motion Picture Academy in Los Angeles in June 2005.

Moderator for Q & A with the director, and screenwriter, Ioanna Karystiani.

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