First of all, I want to say that I am pleased to meet you. Let's talk about acting. Did you like acting since childhood?
-Pleased to meet you too.
Yes, someone at school informed me of an English speaking school club called Forensics when I was around thirteen where students do monologues (oral interpretation of literature as it’s called) and duet acting pieces (among others activities) in national competitions so that's more or less how it started.
What do you feel is more important for an actor, talent, or training?
-The unremitting trainee in whatever job turns his ability into artistry and his job into art. A talented person's natural urge and duty are to train, a person who trains isn't necessarily talented.
It’s a blessing when people truly love what they do and what they do truly loves them back. Henry Van Dyke said, “genius is talent set on fire by courage.”
You write poetry and some of your poems have been put to music. What are the similarities and differences between poems and songs?
-A poem exists in and of itself, the way music does. A song needs words. It’s beautiful when the choice of any word is conscious in poems, songs, and everyday life.
Even the “hi” you say to someone or the comma you put in a sentence or the hyphen you put between two words makes things clearer when it's conscious. Conscience is important in both art and everydayness
What does art mean to you?
-Originality made visible.
Georgianna Dalara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University with a BA in Theatre and Comparative Literature and earned her MA in Text and Performance from RADA. She is a certified Yoga Instructor (200hrs) and certified Reiki Therapist (2nd Degree).
She creates printed art, artwear, and artefacts and teaches Yoga to all ages.
As an actress, she has acted among other plays in The Birds by Aristophanes, Orestes by Euripides, The Holiday Trilogy by Goldoni, The Trojan Women by Euripides, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, Hedda Gabler by Ibsen, The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov, Sworn Virgin by Dones, Top Girls by Churchill, Roberto Zucco by Koltes, Private Lives by Coward, The Exterminating Angel by Buñuel at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the National Theatre of Greece, and more.
She writes poetry and some of her poems have been put to music.