Originally from Greece, Lyto Triantafyllidou is a theatre director based in New York who is interested in developing theatre that creates a new and original dialogue with our reality. She does this through collaborating with authors on new plays, researching and revitalizing under-represented extant works from the global stage and adapting classical material.
In 2009, Lyto started working as an assistant director at the National Theater of North Greece, in Thessaloniki. The next years -before she moves in NYC- she collaborated with important theaters as the Regional Theatre of Serres, the Regional Theatre of Kavala and Thessaloniki Concert Hall “Megaron”. In 2011 she worked as an assistant of George Emmanuel Lazaridis, the Artistic Director of the music program of the 46th Dimitria Festival.
She has presented work in different festivals and platforms in United States, UK, Israel and Greece. Her directing projects include: Miss Margarida's Way by Roberto Athayde (Shetler Studios), No Way Home by Allan Staples (NSD), One Minute Play Theater Festival (New Georges, New York City Center), Pool (No Water) by mark Ravenhil, A Few Things Before I Leave You by Daniel Kitrosser (NSD). Desdemonas' based on Othello (Cleio Theater, AUTH), an original adaptation for four actors of Cymbeline (NSD), As you desire me by Luigi Pirandello (Cleio Theater, AUTH), The Line by Israel Horovitz (CondACT art club).
Lyto is the Director In Residence at the Greek Cultural Center, NY , where she directed Interview byt "EMEIS" Theater Group and Son and Daughters by Ioannis Kalavrianos.
In May 2016, Lyto directed an adaptation for a solo performer of Mistero Buffo, by Dario Fo, staring the aclaimed Greek actor Panos Vlahos. The first presentation of our realization of Mistero Buffo was a site specific performance at the Balcony Theater at West Park Presbyterian Church, New York in May 2016. We also performed at United Solo Theater Festival, NY in Oct 2016 (2016 Best Physical Theater Show), Hollywood Fringe Festival (2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival’s Encore Producers’ Award), Chicago Fringe Festival (Sept 2017) and Akko Theater Festival (Isreal, Oct 2017). The final performances of Mistero Buffo was in London (February 2018). Find more about Mistero Buffo here.
Lyto Triantafyllidou is collaborating as a theater director with The Dalton School for the annual theater production of The Greek Festival, a 7th Grade student devised theater project based on Ancient Greek Mythology.
Lyto 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.