Artistic Director Stathis Livathinos

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.

He 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 Stoppard’ “"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 Kushner’s "The Illusion".

In 2002 he was awarded the Photos Politis Prize for his directing.

From 2001 to 2007, Stathis Livathinos was Artistic Director of the National Theatre’'s of Greece 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 Greece’'s first school of theatre direction as part of the Experimental Theatre.

He is member of the board of directors of the UTE. 


Stage Productions

Agamemnon by Aeschylus, National Theatre of China - Beijing 2019

Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare and Thomas Middelton, National Theatre of Greece 2018

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.

Chora Theatre.

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

Danton’s 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 Man’s 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

Epidaurus Festival

National Theatre tour of Greece

Berkeley University Greek Theatre, San Francisco, USA

That Which Does Not End Version Ι, 20th century Greek Poetry, 2002

Love’s Labour’s 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 Dostoevsky’s Demons at the Athens Centre of Ancient Drama (1997-2000).

Events on National Theatre

Agiou Konstantinou 22-24, 10437,Athens, phones: +302105288100

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