Of Greek origins, Alex Lykos writes and performs in Jawbone at the Factory Theatre, the 12th stage production he has been involved in as an writer/actor/director.
He was creator of the trilogy Alex & Eve, Alex & Eve: The Wedding and Alex & Eve: The Baby, and adapted Alex & Eve for the big screen, which premiered across Australia in 2015 and grossed nearly $1 million. It also played at the Cannes Antipodean Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the LAGFF before getting a theatrical release in the US. He played Alex in all the theatrical productions.
“I spent the first half of my life playing tennis. Studied in the US whilst on a tennis scholarship. And stupidly, or ignorantly, I started a life in the arts at 30,” he says. “After playing tennis for so long, I came home and was a little lost. I would spend my days writing captions for the 400 photos I had taken whilst in the US. And I found I enjoyed it and started writing from that point.”
His feature Me & My Left Brain was released in 2019.
Jawbone is about “how society defines the modern successful man and in this current climate attempts to deconstruct many myths about the strong indestructible male”.
Alex wants “the audience to laugh but to also be affected by the story’s protagonist. And if the story can stimulate some discussion around the serious themes that are being examined, then that would be a bonus.”
May 26 & Jun 3-13. Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville. $15-$20.50+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.factorytheatre.com.au