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The Director

What is a production without a director? OC-Centric also brings forth the talent of both new and veteran directors to give their vision of the original plays. Here is our talented director for the 12th Annual OC-Centric New Play Festival.

Sokratis Alafouzos
Director of The Mortician's Wife


Sokratis Alafouzos is an international award-winning Director, Writer and Actor.
An Educator, Filmmaker and Motivational speaker.
After studying theater, film, dance and photography in Athens, Greece he attained a Fulbright
scholarship in the U.S. (1991-94), where he continued his post-graduate studies in acting and
directing. He later returned to Greece and soon became a very well-known actor. His career
includes leading roles in Theater Productions of Shakespeare, Marlow, Anouilh, Shaffer, Camus, Cocteau, Euripides etc. and leading roles in Films and TV series.


In 2011, he made his professional debut as a screenwriter, film director and producer with his
short film, Little King, and in 2015 he wrote, directed and produced his second film, Between
Black and White. Both films participated in many film festivals around the world and received
numerous awards, like the Grand Jury Prize at the Mediterranean Short Film Festival in Tangier, Best International Short at the Manhattan Film Festival and the Salento International Film Festival. He has also directed documentaries, commercials, music and performing arts videos.


In 2016, he returned to the U.S. after receiving a honorary Visa granted to those who have
attained extraordinary achievements in their field. He is now a U.S citizen.

He is the founder and the Artistic Director of the Theatron of the Americas.

A Good-Will Ambassador for the Elisa - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children from
2014 to 2020.


In January 2022, he was appointed as a Presidential Fellow in Greek Theater at Chapman
University. Since then, he has created and taught a new course for the Honors department based on Sophocles’ Antigone, directed the production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for Department of Theater, and he is currently teaching at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

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