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Stavroula Toska was born and raised in Sindos, a small town near Thessaloniki, Greece. She moved to New York City to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and went on to act in off-Broadway plays, student films and tv shows.   Soon after, she turned her focus on writing, directing, and producing.  

Before working in film and television,
Stavroula traveled the world and worked as a private tutor, executive assistant at a PR firm, waitress and restaurant hostess, she made history as the first ever female and immigrant to become the General Manager of the world famous The Paris Theatre in New York, and also worked as a professional Dominatrix in New York.  She founded The Toska Matrix Studio as her vehicle for sharing deeply meaningful human stories and crafting work that taps into the essence of who we really are.  Her works have been supported by Sundance Institute, Women Make Movies, Jerome Foundation, Chicken + Egg Pictures, NYSCA​, National Arts Club and more, and have premiered and received international acclaim including multiple awards and honors from New York Women in Film and Television, Tribeca Festival, Palm Beach Int. Film Festival, Thessaloniki Int. Film Festival, Flickers Rhode Island Int. Film Festival, Warsaw Film 
Festival and many more in the US and around the globe.  
Stavroula has built a reputation as a compelling storyteller, someone who loves diving into unexplored worlds and sharing them with audiences around the world.  Her works have received more than 80 awards in the US and abroad.  Some of her most notable projects include the feature documentary Beneath the Olive Tree - narrated and executive produced by Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, SWITCH - a web series based on her research and experiences working as professional Dominatrix in New York City, The Sounding, Leylak, In The Vice, Pronoia, Livin' The DreamThe New Abolitionists, and A Photographic Memory.   She is currently developing a number of film and tv scripted and unscripted projects based on original and pre existing IP. 

Commercial and Branding Clients include:  HSBC, Citizens Bank, Jameson Whiskey, William Hill Wines, MODELO Chelada, Frank's Hot Sauce, SmartWater, Saratoga, Origins, Poland Spring, Blue Triton and more. 

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the 
Hellenic Film Society USA, and is the New York Events Director for Film Fatales New York, and has previously served as a mentor for underserved youth at Reel Works in New York and as a companion for children with special needs at the St. Demetrios Institution for Children and Adults with Special Needs in Thessaloniki, Greece.  
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                    STAVROULA TOSKA.  writer.  director.  PRODUCER.

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