Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Loyola Marymount University’s Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA) in Los Angeles prepares students for successful lives of meaning and purpose with a transformative liberal arts education. LMU’s largest and oldest college, BCLA offers 22 major and 26 minor undergraduate degrees in humanities and social science disciplines, along with many interdisciplinary programs and five graduate programs. A BCLA education instills the values of our Jesuit and Marymount founders: ethical citizenship, critical inquiry, and a love of learning. For more information about BCLA’s events and programs, visit: bellarmine.lmu.edu

Spiros Charalambous was born in South Africa in 1971. He studied cinema at the Stavrakou film school in Athens. He has worked in various cinema productions both in Greece and Cyprus. He has also directed for theater and television. Both of the short films he directed, Anna (2012) and Forever Young (2014) had a great career in Ineternational Film Festivals and won numerous nominations and awards.

Nikolas Makris was born in Athens in 1981 and raised in Larissa, Greece until he finished school with distinction. He studied Finance and Banking at the University of Piraeus. He studied acting at the “Drama School of Athens – G. Theodosiadis” and earned a bachelor in acting from the drama school “Archi – Nelly Kara” (2007). While living in Los Angeles, he studied acting at the “Beverly Hills Playhouse” and at the “New Collective LA” and took courses in Filmmaking at the “New York Film Academy LA”. He got his bachelor with distinction in Filmmaking from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. He has been working as an actor since 2006 in many theaters in Greece, including the National Theater of Greece and major TV shows. He has also written and directed theatrical plays. Piece of Sky is his first short film released in 2014.

Katerina Zacharia is a Professor of Classics at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on Greek drama; Greek ethnicity; and cultural politics. Her publications include: Converging Truths: Euripides’ Ion and the Athenian Quest for Self-Definition (2003), Hellenisms: Culture, Identity and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity (2008; paperback 2016), and articles on Greek cinema, classical reception, and Greek tourism. A former Onassis Senior Research Fellow (2011), and long-term collaborator of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, she practices active learning pedagogies, turning the classroom into cooperatives of learning and research. She has developed a robust student internship program as Director of Education and Culture for the Los Angeles Greek film festival.

Rush Rehm is an actor, director, and professor of Theater & Performance Studies and Classics at Stanford University. Rush publishes in the areas of Greek tragedy and contemporary politics. His publications include: Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy and the Modern World (2003), The Play of Space: Spatial Transformation in Greek Tragedy (2002), Marriage to Death: The conflation of Wedding and Funeral Rituals in Greek Tragedy (1994; paperback 1996), Greek Tragic Theatre (1992; Greek translation 1998; new edition 2016). Founder and Artistic Director of Stanford Repertory Theater, he has directed many productions for the company, including Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, Sophocles’ Electra, Beckett’s Happy Days/O les beaux jours (San Francisco, Montpellier, and Paris); The Wanderings of Odysseus (Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens); and Clytemnestra: Tangled Justice (Nafplion, Greece).