John Chioles spends half of the year at NYU, half in Greece. For the bulk of his education his native tongue was replaced by English, but in more recent years he has returned to Greek with three critical books (Theoria Tis Logotechnias, 1995; O Tragodos Aischylos, 1998; Theoria Tis Theatrikis Praxis, February 2005), a book of short stories in Fall 2004, and a novel in progress. In English, he has been deeply concerned with the complex problem of rendering theatrically a number of ancient tragedies, culminating in his work, Aeschylus: Mythic Theatre, Political Voice (1995), along with a forthcoming book on Sophocles. As a theatre director, he has staged works from the entire canon, including new English and American plays. Professor Chioles's Romeo the Pothead and Juliet the Snitch has recently been published (2004, in Greek) by Kastaniotis Editions in Athens.