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Anna Papadakos


Anna Papadakos is an innovative artist and producer whose work has left its mark on the Montreal theatre scene, as well as being presented nationally and internationally.   Born in Montreal, Papadakos moved back in her twenties to study Literature at Concordia University. In 1992, she appeared on the theatre scene as co-founder and artistic director of the tightly knit Dummies Theatre, whose six groundbreaking, site-specific productions in vacant stores along boulevard Saint-Laurent rapidly gained public and critical acclaim. In 1997, Dummies was the first Quebec anglophone theatre company to present at the prestigious Festival de Théâtre des Amériques with Go Weast. In 2008, she held her first group showing in visual arts and was one of a dozen artists commissioned to create for The Factory Project. Her work PEEP! combined theatre,video and installation to explore themes of intimacy, alienation, exhibitionism and voyeurism and in 2010 she co-created the installation piece Montréal Love. Papadakos is now concentrating on painting and investigating installation/performance pieces. (PF)

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