Greek-born Lili Bita is one of the few classically trained actresses now resident in America. A native of the island of Zante, she graduated both from the Greek Conservatory of Music and the Athens School of Drama, and holds an M.A. in Drama from the University of Miami. After a notable career in Greece performing classical and contemporary roles for leading directors, she settled in the United States.
In this country she has appeared widely on stage, television and radio, and held appointments at several universities. She tours extensively with her one woman shows,”The Greek Woman Through the Ages”,” Body Light” and “Freedom or Death.”
Lili Bita has published ten books and chapbooks of poetry, two books of short fiction, a novella, two volumes of translation, and several plays. Her work has been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, and Bengali. In November, 2014, she was inducted into the Hellenic Authors Society, one of the few writers of the Greek Diaspora to be so honored. Bita’s memoirs Sister of Darkness and The Storm Rider are published by Somerset Hall Press.