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"The Chronicles of Christ" - Introduction-

Encounter Christianity from the first thousand years told through the Fathers of the Eastern Church.

An all-Christian Orthodox Liturgical drama and storytelling performance three years in the making, using original sources including music from the first thousand years.

- Acted and told by Clement Kouroukis
- Filmed by Nikolai Kuprijanov.

Created for the International Orthodox Arts Festival 2021: https://www.orthodoxartsfestival.org

(Recorded in Shropshire and West Sussex, England.)



ARTIST'S OR THEATRE GROUP SUMMARY

Clement Kouroukis

Clement Kouroukis (b.1980) grew up in Toronto and initially studied at The Canadian Academy of Method Acting. On arriving in the UK in 2012, he studied at Artemis School of Speech and Drama and PerformInternational, both in West Sussex. His UK stage debut was the lead role in a modern Mystery Drama The Guardian of the Threshold in 2015, which toured southern England. In 2016 he toured a number of roles for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary, including a full production of Romeo and Juliet in London. In the same year, Clement developed an ancient Greek one man show using original ancient sources. Man and the Muses toured in 2017 for three months in England, Scotland and Ireland. Also in 2017, he was invited by playwright Michael Burton to New Zealand to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the First World War with a newly written play. This War Is Not Inevitable toured seven countries over seven months. In 2018, he was given the lead role for another Mystery Drama The Souls Awaken, which toured England and Scotland. Recently in 2019, Clement played the role of Jesus Christ in The Shrewsbury Passion, an outdoor production on Good Friday.

Clement Kouroukis is also an event organizer, he has put on three international Speech and Drama conferences in the UK. He has also given workshops and talks on Speech and Drama and on the history of Classical music in England, Poland and New Zealand. In 2019 he and two Canadian colleagues were given the free use of St. Julian's, a 12th century church in the centre of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. They are working on developing it into an international music and cultural education centre.

Clement is involved in the study of Theology, Literature and Classical Music outside his artistic activity. He became an Orthodox Christian in 2019.

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