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Projects

Stretch Marks

+=!? Remix a fetal heartbeat and bust an amniotic flow. Stretch Marks is a one-woman show about infinite possibilities and ultimately choosing one. It's about having a baby, being born, what we are born into, the circumstances of our birth, and the legacies we inherit. Forget about the meaning of life, what does it mean to be alive? "This performance has potential to resonate with a variety of demographics,” says Kariotis. “After all, we were all born once. We all have parents to varying degrees. Some of us will have children. Everything happens by people. So, if we can treat children better and consider our origins it will make a lasting impact. If we want to save people we have to help mothers.”  Stretch Marks is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the National Performance Network. 
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BULLIEZ

BULLIEZ is a short play for very young students Grade K through Grade 3. It's about being bullied, how it feels, and finding the people who can help.  Kariotis devised the work using her decades long experience as a teaching artist. Followed by a post performance facilitation and conflict resolution lead by Kariotis with the students. BULLIEZ is available to visit New Jersey classrooms. Creativity and theater is used to address this urgent topic.

Reminiscence of the Ghetto & Other Things That Raized Me

Reminiscence...chronicles Kariotis growing up in Irvington, NJ. It's urgent testimony about creating identity through place. It's about ghetto-culture. It's a story about a family getting each other's back and a young girl who learns to make due with what you got! Each segment explores ideas ranging from urban vernacular and false assumptions, economic status and self-worth, re-defining the word ghetto, to being white versus being Greek and the philosophy of the cool. We're introduced to a rowdy cast of characters and their character. This is dynamic hip-hop theater. Kariotis says, "It's about representing where I'm from--knowing where I am."
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Say Logos Say Word

Standing in the long line of tradition, what is our responsibility based on who came before us? Say Logos is for first generation Americans everywhere from anywhere. Because it's all Greek to me, how I can fill the gap between Ancient and modern Greece? Is being an orator, a poet, a philosopher in the blood? See ancient dialogues at the Lyceum with Aristotle and breaking it down in the kitchen with Hercules, a modern day hero-big brother. A Greek comedic-tragedy set in New Jersey about home, familial love, and the longing for a land never seen. 
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SELECT PAST PERFORMANCE VENUES

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Native NJ. Stretch Marks
presented by Alternate Routes also featuring Taalam Acey

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Hip-Hop Poetry
Ashland, OR

New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

9th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival
New York, NY

INTERSECTIONS: a New America Arts Festival
Atlas Performing Arts Center
Washington, DC

Stage Left Studio
New York, NY

United Solo Theater Festival
New York, NY

Union County College
Elizabeth, NJ

Performing Blackness Series
John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

Contact Theater
Featuring DJ O
Manchester, United Kingdom

Hellenic American Academy
Deerfield, IL

Hip Hop Festival: Sacred Circle Cafe
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark, NJ

University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
Featuring DJ O
Los Angeles, CA

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ

Tennessee Williams Theater Fellowship
University of the South
Sewanee, TN

Hip Hop Theater Festival
Featuring DJ O
New York, NY

Legion Arts
Cedar Rapids, IA

Rude Mechanicals and Women & Their Work
National Performance Network residency
Austin, TX

New York International Fringe Festival

People's Light & Theater Co.
Malvern, PA

Jump-Start Performance Co.
Young Tongues Festival
San Antonio, TX

FronteraFest
Best of the Fest 
Austin, TX

Dixon Place
New York, NY


Queens Theater in the Park
Greek American Arts Festival
Queens, NY

Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center
Chicago, IL

Legion Arts
National Performance Network residency
Cedar Rapids, IA

Playwright's Theater
Madison, NJ

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Mixing Texts: Hip Hop Theater Lab
Ashland, OR

OTHER WORKS

Mother Nature: Bodyfields
Commissioned by New Jersey City University
Women's History Month celebrating Ecofeminism

World Theater Lab
Directed by Ricardo Khan of Crossroads Theater
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Bottle Envy
commissioned by Poetic People Power
Bowery Poetry Club
New York City

The Lost Art of Letter Writing: The Life of Elizabeth Ann Seton
Commissioned by Seton Hall University
Directed by Catherine Zizik
100th Anniversary celebration