After-performance talk with Stathis Livathinos' team
27 January 2011
After-performance talk with the director/dramaturgist of Danton's Death Stathis Livathinos, the translator Yorgos Depastas and the actors.
Stathis Livathinos was born in Athens, Greece. He is a graduate of the School of Drama Pelos Katselis and of the Department of English Literature of the University of Athens.
He started his career in theatre as an actor for the Greek Popular Theatre (1981-1983). The Greek Popular Theatre was established in 1955 by one of the most acclaimed actors in theatre and film of the past century in Greece: Manos Katrakis.
He graduated from the department of theatre at the Russian Academy of Theater Art (GITIS) in 1990 with an M.A. in Theatre Direction with distinction and an M.F.A. in Theatre Acting (Class: A. Goncharov – M. Zaharov, 1984-1990). He was awarded the Moscow Critics Award for his thesis performance Rosencrantz and Guildestern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, which was staged in the Mayakovsky Theatre in 1990, and remained in the repertory of the theatre until 2001.
He received the Greek Critics Circle Award: New Creator, in 2000 for the direction of the play Illusion Comique by Tony Kushner. He was awarded for Best Director with the Fotos Politis Award in 2002.
In 2001 Stathis Livathinos became the Artistic Director of the Experimental Stage of the Greek National Theatre. During the seven years (2001-2007) in the Experimental Stage, Livathinos directed several shows where he created a group of talented young actors many of who were nominated and awarded for several theater shows.
creditsChaired by Platon Mavromoustakos, Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens