Nike Doukas

Head of Acting, Shakespeare

Ms. Doukas combines her professional life as an actress and director with a commitment to teaching. At AOA she is Head of Acting, and teaches Script Analysis, Shakespeare, and directs projects. As an actress, she is a regular at South Coast Repertory Theatre, where she has appeared in over twenty-five productions, six of them world premieres, and an array of classical roles. Other regional theatre credits include the, the Old Globe, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, The Ensemble Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre Company, The Jewel Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the American Conservatory Theatre, Shakespeare Festival LA, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival. TV and film credits include “NCIS,” “Modern Family,” “Numbers,” “Without a Trace,” “Criminal Minds,” “Boston Legal,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” recurring roles on “Desperate Housewives” and “Almost Perfect,” and the feature Seven Girlfriends.  She has directed productions at The Antaeus Company, A Noise Within, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Playwright’s Arena, The Jewel Theatre, PICT, and The Harold Clurman Lab.  Her production of The Hothouse at The Antaeus Company was nominated for ten Ovation awards, including Best Director, Best Production and Best Ensemble. Other teaching credits include Scene Study at the Berg Studios; Scene Study and Shakespeare Basics at the Antaeus Company; Speaking Shakespeare at A Noise Within, The Actors Conservatory for the U.S. Performing Arts Camp, as well as co-directing (with Mark Rucker) All’s Well That Ends Well at USC. She is also a private acting coach, and an accent coach for theatres all around Los Angeles.  She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre, and is one of twelve recipients of the 2011 Lunt Fontanne Fellowship, given in recognition of regional theatre work.

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