Evdokimos Tsolakidis was born in Thessaloniki in 1962. He studied at the Medical School if the University of Rome. He was awarded his diploma from the National Theatre of Northern Greece with honors. He continued his studies in drama, acting and directing in New York City (H.B. Studio, Actor’s Studio) funded by the U.S.A. Government (Fulbright Foundation). In 2013 he graduated (BA) at the Greek Open University (Humanities Section, European Culture). Since 2014 he has been studying for his MA at the Open University of Cyprus (Theatrical studies). He has worked as an actor in many troupes, including the National Theater of Northern Greece, the National Theatre of Greece, the Spyros Evangelatos Auditorium, the Regional Theater of Crete and Thrace, the troupes Karezi-Kazakos, Aliki Vougiouklaki, George Kimoulis, Xenia Kalogeropoulou e.t.c. He took part in film and television productions and directed plays in Greece and abroad.
He is the founder and the artistic director of "Theater of Changes" (http://www.toc.gr) where he directs and teaches to this day. At the same time he teaches systematically in Rome (International Acting School, Cinecitta), in London (Giles Foreman Acting School), in Stockholm (Kulturama), in Instabul (Müjdat Gezen Art Academy, S.A.K.M.), in Tbilisi (Marjansvilli Theatre), in New York (Theaterlab), in Paris (Ecole de théatre de Paris, Trixter), in Amsterdam (Easylaughs group), in Kathmandu (Dabali Theater), in Izmir (Tiyatro Terminal), and others. He has participated at International Theater Festivals (Romania, Iran, Switzerland and Mexico) and has taught at the Theater Department of the Universities of Alexandria in Egypt, Tehran in Iran, Ciudad del Carmen in Mexico. He was chairman of the jury of the International Theater Festival in Agadir (Morocco 2007).
Every year since 2005, he has organized In.F.o.Ma.T. (International Festival of Making Theater), an international meeting of theater makers from around the world. He has published the following books: “Acting without teacher” by KOAN publishing, the plays Athens - Moscow and Nothing"by Dodoni publishing and "Improvisation in Theater" by EXANDAS publishing. His plays have been translated into Iranian by Sakineh Arabnejad, and published by Afraz publishing and have been staged in Tehran, directed by Katayun Feiz-Marandi and in Zurich by Anna Tsixli. Nothing has been translated in Turkish by Kemal Basar, it has been published along with the magazine “Yeni Tiyatro” in March 2010 and it has been staged in Istanbul in the winter of 2012 and in Izmir in the fall of 2014. Athens - Moscow has been translated in Romanian by Radu Romaniuc and it has been staged in Bucharest in 2013, directed by Adriana Zaharia. Both his plays are staged in different universities around the world. He has been elected member of the board of the Greek Center of the International Theater Institute for two consecutive periods (2010-2012 and 2012-2014).
He has travelled pretty much everywhere and in the summer of 2008 he travelled around the world from East to West!
Athens – Moscow, 2001