Mara lives in Nafplio, Greece. She studied Educational Science and Early Childhood Education (University of Patras) but then she met the Theater and her life changed.
She started as an introverted team member in small theater groups and grew to become a drama educator (School of Fine Arts, Department of theater, University of Peloponnese). Since 2011, she has been collaborating with schools and sociocultural organizations in Greece and abroad in planning and leading theatre workshops for all ages. She is also excited by her work for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival on projects such as “Epidaurus Lyceum – Educating audiences in ancient drama” as a theater researcher and drama educator.
She believes in lifelong learning and the 2018 START Fellowship Program was another opportunity to gain knowledge and new experience in sociocultural management. She knows that theater is not only an educational tool but also a life-changing experience. As a result, her vision is to work on theater and adolescence with the clear goal of giving a boost to four personal skills of teenagers: self-confidence, empathy, critical thinking and communication. Her inspiration quote is: “no matter what you do, just do your best”.