Menelaos Prokos is a theater improviser, instructor, photographer and life-long traveller. During the 13 years he spent traveling around the world, he settled in Austin, Texas for three years, during which he got neck-deep in improv comedy theater. He trained with three different theaters and took part in many Improv Theater production in Austin. He was amazed by how passionate this art form is and the way it broadens one’s imagination and gets them laughing like little kids for hours.
It was the logical (but utterly unexpected) next step to move back to Greece and found ImproVIBE, the first and only improv theater school in Athens and the whole of Greece.
Many years ago he obtained a degree and an MSc in a field that he detests, has worked as anything from translator for a large international financial group to sushi chef at a super market (and everything in between), has lived in 5 different countries on 4 continents, and has ended up in the hospital a number of times.
These days he teaches improv, organises/presents/plays in improv shows as often as possible and gives interviews that nobody bothers reading. He has performed and/or taught improv in the US, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Findland, Turkey and Germany.
During his free time he cleans up his dog’s mess. And his own mess.