Lyto Triantafyllidou is a theater director and performance maker, interested in exploring new ideas, colorful stories, and unfamiliar cultures, through creating artistic works that expand an audience's moral imagination. She is currently active in Athens, Greece, and New York, USA.
She has presented her work in different festivals and platforms in the United States, the UK, Israel, and Greece. Highlights of her directing projects include: Call Elsewhere by Stav Palti-Negev (New York Live Arts), I Want A Country by Andreas Flourakis (Martha Graham Theater), A Conversation With The Stars by Jennifer Ogasian (Fordham University), Miss Margarida's Way by Roberto Athayde (Shetler Studios), Pool (No Water) by Mark Ravenhill (NSD), Desdemonas' based on Othello (Cleio Theater), Cymbeline (NSD), The Line by Israel Horovitz (CondACT art club). In 2016, Lyto adapted and directed Mistero Buffo by Dario Fo. It was first presented as a site-specific performance at the Balcony Theater at West Park Presbyterian Church, New York. The performance was awarded Best Physical Theater Show at United Solo Theater Festival, NY, and Producers’ Award at Hollywood Fringe Festival. It was also presented at the Chicago Fringe Festival and Akko Theater Festival in Israel. The final performance of Mistero Buffo was at Cockpit Theater in London.
Lyto writes and translates for the stage. Her writing credits include the productions No Body Else (Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens), Dangerous Ordinary Days, an adaptation of Pierrot Le Fou by Jean-Luc Godard, and the original short piece $500 test that tells you how long you'll live. Her audio piece Talk Tomorrow, an Online Performance is still available in Greek and Turkish at www.talktomorrow.net.
At the same time, Lyto works on practice-led research projects that focus particularly on the notion of ’social imaginaries’ and the way performance can contribute to the production of social and political alternatives. In 2020 she was part of the BeyondtheSUD artistic residency, a program with a principal goal to connect artist and theater organizations from South America and South European countries. The collaborations that flourished during this residency are currently continuing as part of the R-Evolution Artistic Residency. In 2019 she was a participant of the New York Foundation of the Arts’s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in Visual and Multidisciplinary Arts. Her work as part of this program was presented at the art exhibition “Multiversant'' at Chashama in NYC. During 2015 - ‘18, Lyto was the Director In Residence at the Greek Cultural Center, NYC, where she created a number of theater programs and collaborated with diverse organizations in Queens, NY.
Lyto Triantafyllidou graduated from the MFA Directing program at The New School for Drama in 2015 and holds a BA degree (directing major) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Fines Arts, School for Drama.