Australian Cypriot Margaret Thanos making a name for herself

22 year old daughter Margaret Thanos is gaining tremendous recognition in the Arts world in Australia and within the Cypriot Australian community.
Margaret Thanos: The Cypriot Australian giving people a masterclass in film directing

Margaret Thanos is an award-winning Cypriot Australian director for theatre and film

Margaret Thanos is an award-winning Cypriot-Australian director for theatre and film,
In 2022, Margaret has directed the Australian premiere of Labyrinth by Beth Steel at Flight Path and the world premiere of A Grain of Sand by Declan Coyle at KXT, both to rave reviews. She is the co-artistic director of Meraki Arts Bar, a three level arts venue in Sydney and her debut short Through the Window They Came is currently in post-production. She has also done The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Jim Got Shot and Project XXX at SUDS and her short film Sugar High was selected for the Sydney Underground Film Festival showcase in 2020. She also has assistant directing credits on The Cherry Orchard (Chippen St), Bathory Begins (Q Theatre), This Genuine Moment (Old 505), Animal Farm (New Theatre), the Originate Project (Q Theatre) and The Linden Solution (KXT and Ratcatch). Most recently, she was awarded the prestigious Sandra Bates Director’s Award at Ensemble Theatre.

Her acting credits include: Beautiful Things (Short 2022), Dear Australia (Spark Youth Theatre 2021), Screen Shot (Short 2021), Twinemies (2021), Spider in My Soup (Shopfront Artslab 2018/2019 and Bondi Feast 2019), My Creatures (Tricky Feet Theatre Company 2018), Intersection: Chrysalis (ATYP/Griffin 2018), No Exit (SUDS), Caligula (SUDS), Grenadine (SUDS) and Kill Climate Deniers (SUDS). In 2020, Margaret was a part of Montague Basement’s Laboratory Program and in 2021 she was a part of ATYP’s Fresh Ink.

Margaret is also an activist, with a particular focus on gender equality and climate change. She is one of Plan International’s Activists and is also involved with a number of other organisations that are helping to make the world a better place. Her production company Queen Hades Productions works to find the intersections between activism and art.


Margaret has two exciting upcoming projects in 2023 yet to be announced. She was recently awarded the Sandra Bates directing award at Ensemble Theatre in Sydney.