Eva Simatou is a Greek actress. She is a first class graduate of the Advanced Drama School Theatro Technis Karolos Koun (Athens Art Theatre). She has also studied in London at City University and holds a BSc in Sociology and Media Studies and an MA in Arts Management & Criticism. She was accepted by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has successfully completed the Contemporary Drama programme.
She has played several lead female parts in many plays including: “Titus Andronicus” by William Shakespeare (Tamora), “Broken Heart” by John Ford (Penthea), “Attempts on her Life” by Martin Crimp (Anne), the “Gravedigger’s Complaint” by Emmanuel Roides (Daughter), at renown Athenian theatres such as: National Theatre of Greece, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens Art Theatre (Theatro Technis Karolos Koun), City of Athens Festival, Odos Kefallinias Theatre etc.
She has performed at the National Theatre of Ankara, Şinasi Sahnesi. She played the female lead parts in the performance “Dreams. Are We Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On?”, a composition based on William Shakespeare’s dream and ghost scenes. The performance took place under the auspices of the Greek Embassy in Ankara and won an award from the 7th Ethos International Theatre Festival of Ankara.
She played the lead part in "Innerview", a play by Alexis Stamatis at the Southbank Centre in London. She performed as Babylon in the play Empire by Yiorgos Veltsos, at the National Theatre of Northern Greece. The play was directed by Michael Marmarinos.
She is a Theatre Arts instructor at Deree,the American College of Greece.
She is married to the writer Alexis Stamatis.
May the hymn to the Gods Arise Tribute to the collaboration of composer Manos Hatzidakis and director Karolos Koun. Director: Karagiannopoulou Athanasia, Musical instructor: Tsalahouris Philippos. (Grousa - The Caucasian Circle, Bertolt Brecht)
The Awning Alexandros Sotiriou. Director: Alexandros Sotiriou. Theatre of Kefallinias Street (Clown A, Reporter)
Titus Andronicus William Shakespeare. Director: Alexandros Sotiriou. Athens Art Theatre (Theatro Technis Karolos Koun). (Tamora)
Attempts on her life Martin Crimp Director: Athanasia Karagiannopoulou. Ilissia Theatre (Anna2)
The Gravedigger’s Complaint Emmanuel Roides. Director: Alexandros Sotiriou, City of Athens Festival, Apollo Theatre (Ermoupolis) (Daughter)
Broken Heart John Ford Director: Alexandros Sotiriou. City of Athens Festival, Spring Theatre. (Penthea)
Dreams. William Shakespeare Director: Alexandros Sotiriou. Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. (Lady Anna, Lady Macbeth, Calpurnia, Gertrude.)
Innerview Alexis Stamatis Southbank Centre, London and Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation, directed by Lilly Meleme( Eva)
Empire Yiorgos Veltsos, Megaron Mousikis Thessalonkis, production National Theatre of Northern Greece, directed by Michael Marmarinos (Babylon)
Cerline and the hunting house Hermann Broch, (based on the 'The story of maid Cerline') Theatre of Kefallinias Street, directed by Yannis Calavrianos (Melitta)
Exintavelonis Konstantinos Ikonomou (19th century translation of Moliere's 'The Miser') National Theatre of Greece, directed by Lilly Meleme, (Chariklia)
Dreams. William Shakespeare Director: Alexandros Sotiriou. Sinasi Sahnesi Ankara State Theatre. (Lady Anna, Lady Macbeth, Calpurnia, Gertrude.)
Innerview Alexis Stamatis Southbank Centre London (Eva)
- Borderline Savvas Karridas. The Greek Film Centre & ERT (Production). (Elena)
She was awarded with the UNESCO Gold medal in acknowledgement of her contribution to theatre arts.
The production Dreams. William Shakespeare received an award from the 7th Ethos International Theatre Festival of Ankara.