He attended New York University, at Tisch School of the Arts, earning a degree in Film Directing. At the same time, his artistic quest led him to Sonia Moore’s School of acting, teaching and directing, getting immersed in Stanislavski’s earth-shaking theatre, film and acting techniques.
Upon finishing, he returned to Greece where he launched on an acting career, participating in productions with great actors, directors and producers. This became the fertile ground for his talent to spring forth and thus receive rave reviews and significant awards for a period of time. He cut his acting career short because the real passion in his life, directing theatre and films, became his ‘calling’. In this, he was highly encouraged by actors, directors, producers and critics with ‘heavy’ names in the Greek Theatre.
In Athens, he worked in famous theatres and staged a series of demanding plays which carried his personal touch, ranging from ancient tragedy to the contemporary scene. With his theatrical group he also gave performances to audiences in many cities in Cyprus, England, France and the USA.
1 Diary of a Madman*, by Nikolai Gogol (1992)
2 The Zoo Story, by Edward Albee (1993)
3 The Servant*, by Harold Pinter(1994-95)
4 Someone who’ ll watch over me*, by Frank McGuinness,(1994)
5 Troades , The Trojan Women Today*, By Euripides, (1994-95)
6 Butterflies are free*, by Leonard Gershe(1995-96)
7 The Robbery*, by E. Ioannidou-Adamidou, (1995-96)
8 The Cherry Orchard*, by Anton Chekhov (1996)
9 Killer Joe*, by Tracy Letts(1996)
10 The Shoemaker’s Marvellous Wife, by Federico Garcia Lorka (1999)
11 The Bet, by Anton Checkhov (2000-2001)
12 Love Letters* , by A. R. Gurney (1995-96)
13 In Praise of Love, by Terence Rattigan (1997-98)
14 Maria’s Choice*, by Alexander Kakavas (1998-99)
15 The man who came from the Water, by D. Pistikos(1998)
16 Galateia*, by S. Vasileiadis (1998)
17 The Iron Master, by Georges Ohnet (1997-98)
18 The Holy Sermon*, by Andreas Koukidis (1999-2000)
19 The Different Shade of the Rainbow*, by John Sauter(1997)
20 Rooney’s Baby, by Tennessee Williams (2000)
21 Apokalypse* by Takis Antoniou (2000)
22 Execution*, by Tracy Letts (1998)
23 The Bear, by Anton Tcheckov (1999)
24 The Attempt*, by E. Ioannidou-Adamidou (2000)
25 Agnes of God, by John Pielmeier (2000)
26 Late Night Dialogues, by R. Ioannidaou-Stavrou (2001)
27 Before the Performance*, by V. Ioannou (2006-07)
*The shows marked red have toured abroad (England, France, the USA and Cyprus)
Aiming at the promotion of the excellent theatrical play of Euripides, “Bacchae”, Leonidas Loizides starts a long journey, presenting this diachronic play, with some innovations (like the cast which totally consists of women) in several countries and festivals, in a translation of Marikas Thomadaki.
We also point out that in this attempt of ours we have the support of the Greek state and the honor, this theatrical production to be under the auspices of the Greek ministries of Foreign affairs, Transport and Communications, the Greek National Tourism Association, the Hellenic Culture Organization, as well as under the auspice of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.