Stathis Livathinos was born in Athens and is a graduate of the Pelos Katselis Drama School and the School of English Literature at the University of Athens.
His began his professional theatre career as an actor at the Greek Popular Theatre (1981-1983), which was founded in 1955 by the late Manos Katrakis.
He is an honours graduate of the Theatre Department of the Moscow State Theatre Institute and has a postgraduate degree in both directing and theatre acting.
He received the Moscow Theatre Critics Award for his graduate production of Tom Stoppards Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead", which was performed at the Mayakovsky Theatre in 1990 and remained in its repertory until 2001.
He also received the Young Creators Award from the Theatre Critics Association in 2000 for his direction of Tony Kushners The Illusion.
In 2002 he was awarded the Photos Politis Prize for his directing.
From 2001 to2007, Stathis Livathinos was Artistic Director of the Greek National Theatres Experimental Theatre. During that time he directed some of its most successful productions and created a core company of talented young actors, many of whom were honoured with various awards.
In 2001, he launched an innovative educational venture with the founding of Greeces first school of theatre direction as part of the Experimental Theatre.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, La Monnaie, Brussels-Belgium 2017
Antigone by Sophocles, National Theatre of Greece 2016
Epidaurus Festival and tour in Greece and Cyprus
The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre de Beaumarchais (with the Camerata), Athens Concert Hall, 2015
Picnic (operetta) by Theophrastos Sakellaridis, Athens Concert Hall 2014
The Iliad by Homer, 2013
Athens and Epidaurus Festival (Premiere)
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Municipal Theatre of Piraeus.
Mérida International Theatre Festival, Spain.
Kypria International Theatre Festival, Cyprus.
National Drama Centre, Madrid, Spain
CINARS Biennale, Montreal, Canada.
Santiago a Mil International Theatre Festival, Chile.
Sidiu Festival, Romania
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 2012, Acropol Theatre
Erotokritos by Vitsentzos Kornaros, 2011, Acropol Theatre
Karolos Koun Best Director Award
Dantons Death by Georg Büchner, 2011, Onassis Cultural Centre.
Büchner International Theatre Festival in Giessen, Germany, 2013
Beast on the Moon by Richard Kalinoski, Poreia Theatre, 2010-2011 (revival)
Carmen by Georges Bizet, Synergy-O Theatre, 2010
King Lear by William Shakespeare, 2009
Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki
Belgrade National Theatre
Pallas Theatre, Athens
Theatre Critics International Repertory Award for Best Production 2009
Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge, Metaxourgeio Theatre, 2008-2009
Masquerade by Mikhail Lermontov, 2008
Athens and Epidaurus Festival (Pireos 260)
Isadora Duncan by John Dos Passos, 2006
Athens and Epidaurus Festival
Game of the Gods by Edvard Radzinsky, Katia Dandoulaki Theatre, 2004
Marriage by Nikolai Gogol, Poreia Theatre, 2002
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, Poreia Theatre, 2001
A Possible Meeting by Paul Bartz, Kefallinias Street Theatre, 2000
The Illusion by Tony Kushner, Poreia Theatre, 2000
Young Creator Award from the Theatre Critics Association
Dimitris Horn Award for Dimitris Imellos
Homesick by Alexandros Papadiamantis, Technohoros Ypo Skian, 2000
The Romantics by Edmond Rostand, Patras Municipal and Regional Theatre, 2000
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Jenny Karezi Theatre, 1999
Beast on the Moon by Richard Kalinoski, Apo Mihanis Theatre, 1999, Dolichos Theatre Company
Slave Island by Marivaux, Apo Mihanis Theatre, 1998
Eleonora Duse Last Night by Ghigo de Chiara, with Aspasia Papathanasiou, Ilissia Theatre, 1997
Casanova by Marina Tsvetaeva, Amore Theatre, 1996
Performed at the World Podium Festival in Moscow, April 1997
Little Tragedies by Alexander Pushkin, Amore Theatre, 1995
Dying Like a Country by Dimitris Dimitriadis, Amore Theatre, 1994
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Mayakovsky Theatre, 1990
Productions at the Kefallinias Street Theatre
Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, 2013-2014
The Murderess by Alexandros Papadiamantis, 2011
1st Prize for Best Production and Direction
Theatre Critics 1st Prize for Betty Arvaniti
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, 2010
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, 2009-2010
The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, 2008-2009
Vassa Zheleznova by Maxim Gorky, 2007-2008
Eve of Retirement by Thomas Bernhard, 2000
Kotopouli Award for Betty Arvaniti
Productions at the Experimental Stage of the National Theatre of Greece
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky, 2007
Dark Mans Gaze by Ignacio del Moral, 2006
A Dream Play by August Strindberg, 2005
The Life of Monsieur de Molière by Mikhail Bulgakov, 2004
Dimitris Horn Award for Nikos Kardonis
That Which Does Not End Version ΙΙ, 20th century Greek Poetry, 2004
Medea by Euripides, 2003
National Theatre tour of Greece
Berkeley University Greek Theatre, San Francisco, USA
That Which Does Not End Version Ι, 20th century Greek Poetry, 2002
Loves Labours Lost by William Shakespeare, 2001
1st Prize for Best Production at the Festival of Yugoslavia
Performed at the Cairo Experimental Theatre Festival
Nominations for Dimitris Papanikolaou, Vassilis Andreou and Nikos Kardonis
In 2001, as Director of the Experimental Theatre, he founded the first School of Theatre Direction in Greece. The scheme first bore fruit in 2004, with the graduation of five young directors whose productions were performed as part of the 2004-2005 season at the National.
He has ran directing and acting workshops in the Department of Postgraduate Theatre Studies at Harvard University in partnership with the Moscow Art Theatre (2001-2003).
He has run workshops in acting and textual analysis on Dostoevskys Demons at the Athens Centre of Ancient Drama (1997-2000).