Her Campus: How did you get involved in theater?
Theodoros: When I was around 12 or 13, I liked a girl who was member of a theatre group, so I decided that committing to that completely new activity to me, was the best way to approach her. The meetings were weekly, I went to the first one and kinda liked it but still believed that I was there for the girl. I went to the second meeting, but the girl wasn’t there. So, I kept on going to the meetings, thinking that she would be back at some point. She never did. Before I knew it, a few months past and I was acting in my first theatre show as Tom Thumb. Needless to say, I fell in love with the theatre and I haven’t left it since.
Her Campus: What is your part in the production and can you tell me a little about it?
Theodoros: I am one of the directors of the show (along with Hannah Baker). A lot of the creative process falls on the directors, who provide the main vision for the show and then work with the designers and the actors to realize that vision. The designers and the actors have their own visions of course, and ideas very often change, so at the end of the day the director is the person who has to take into account all of these visions and make it one coherent whole.
Her Campus: What is the most exciting part about this production?
Theodoros: The depiction of the biblical characters of the show. In The Last Days of Judas Iscariot we get the chance to see many biblical figures through different lenses. Many times those characters are equated to today’s society and norms, with the combination being intriguing and hilarious.
Her Campus: What is the biggest challenge you have with your role?
Theodoros: As I said, the directors are always the reference point, for the production team, the designers, or the actors. That requires us to stay on top of the work and know everything about what is happening in the process at all times. In a project of this scale, that can sometimes be overwhelming.
Her Campus: Why should people come watch The Last Days of Judas Iscariot?
Theodoros: People should come see Judas to laugh and get intellectually intrigued at the same time. The play is about asking questions and coming to terms with your own faults and flaws, something that in a way is part of growing up, a process most college students are still going through. For more adult audiences, Judas makes a case for self-forgiveness, which I think is more relatable to them.