Stefo Nantsou


Born in Newcastle, Australia from Macedonian parents, Stefo Nantsou has written over 50 plays and co-devised a further 65 productions.

He co-founded the Ship-O-Fools in 1980, was an ensemble actor/writer with Freewheels TIE (1983-84) and Sydney’s Sidetrack Theatre (1985-87), and founded Zeal Theatre in 1989.

Zeal has created over 40 original productions, notably “JOYRIDE” (over 600 performances throughout Australia & New Zealand 92-96) & “THE STONES” (performed with co-writer Tom Lycos over 1000 times worldwide, also translated in more than 20 countries). Zeal Theatre received the prestigious ASSITEJ President’s Award for "outstanding services to the theatre for young people industry" in Montreal in 2005.

Stefo has also directed his plays for companies around Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Hungary, New Zealand & Wales. He has also received two Australia Council Literature Fund grants for Energy (1993) and The Big Tomorrow (1994), co-founded Melbourne’s The Torch Company, writing/directing The Essentials (1997), Mechtron and the Torch (1999).

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