Menelaos Prokos is an improviser based in Athens, Greece. His improv brain, though, grew in Austin, TX. After that, he moved back to his hometown, where he founded ImproVIBE, the country’s first and -currently- only improv school and theater.
During the years of ImproVIBE’s operation he’s been teaching day-in day-out the art of improv, taking the students from their very first improv baby steps, to advanced longform shows and everything in between.
He regularly runs applied improv workshops for local businesses and multinational corporations the likes of Pfizer, Vodafone, and Nestle. Outside of Greece, he has taught/performed in Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey, Romania, Finland, Germany, Estonia, USA, France, Colombia.
During this period of time, his teaching primarily focuses on acting natural, adding fun and realism that comes directly from the soul and pushing the students towards enjoying everything they do on stage. A phrase that perfectly encapsulates the way he enjoys performing is one once said by Del Close: “Improv is a primarily comedic form of theater that can tear your heart out at any given moment.”.
He is also the producer of Mt Olymprov, Greece’s International improv Festival taking place every June in Athens. More than anything, he believes very strongly in the power of improv to make better people and constantly works towards its dissemination in Greece and beyond.
When not swimming the improv seas, he spends most of his free time cycling, playing (as well as performing at) escape room games and cleaning up the mess his dog makes.