Stathis Livathinos Stage Director

Stathis Livathinos
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 carreer 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.

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 then 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.

Stathis Livathinos is currently Director of the Greek National Theatre in Athens.


2017 saw Stathis' debut as opera regisseur by invitation of Peter de Caluwe, Artistic Director at La Monnaie/De Munt. For his first opera Stathis invited Alexander Polzin (sets), Andrea Schmidt-Futterer (costumes), Otto Pichler (choreography) and Alekos Anastasiou (lighting). 


In theatre he has been 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.

Also, he received the Greek Critics Circle Award: New Creator, in 2000 for the direction of the play Illusion Comique by Tony Kushner and 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, Stathis Livathinos directed several shows where he created a group of talented young actors many of who were nominated and awarded for several theater shows. 

Stathis Livathinos, Iliad (Theatre)

Stathis Livathinos, Aida

Author Title Location ~ Event
Giuseppe Verdi Aida La Monnaie/De Munt
Sophocles Antigone Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus & National Theatre
Beaumarchais, P The Marriage of Figaro Megaron Concert Hall
Sakellaridis, T Picnic Opereta Athens Concert Hall
Ibsen, H Ghosts Keffallinias Theatre
Homer Iliad Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Sibiu, Romania
Homer iliad Santiago a Mil Festival, Santiago, Chile
Homer Iliad Cinars Biennale, Montreal, Canada
Homer Iliad Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid, Spain
Homer Iliad Rialto Theatre, Limassol, Cyprus,
Homer Iliad Merida International Theatre Festival, Spain
Homer Iliad Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia, Cyprus
Homer Iliad Filippi Ancient Theatre, Kavala
Homer Iliad Ancient Roman Theatre, Patras,
Homer Iliad Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
Homer Iliad Athens and Epidaurus Festival, PREMIERE
Dostoyevsky, F The Idiot Experimental Theatre, Athens
Kornaros, V Erotokritos Acropol Theatre, Koun Award for Best Stage Director
Alexandros Papadiamantis The Killer (Fonissa) Kefallinias Theatre ( 1st Prize for Best Show and Theatre Directing at the Greek Theatre Awards )
Buechner, G Danton’s Death Onassis Cultural Center
Buechner, G Danton’s Death Buechner International Theatre Festival, Giessen, Germany
Kalinoski, Richard Beast on the Moon Poria Theatre
G.Lorca, F The house of Bernarda Alba Keffalinias Theatre
Bizet Carmen Synergyo Theatre
Chekhov, A The Cherry Orchard Keffallinias Theatre
Shakespeare, W King Lear State Theatre of Northern Greece,Thessaloniki
Shakespeare, W King Lear National Theatre of Belgrade
Shakespeare, W King Lear Athens Critics Award for Best Show in 2009
Dürrenmatt, F The Visit Keffallinias Theatre
Milligton Synge, J The Playboy of the Western World Metaxourgeio Theatre
Lermontov, M Masquerade Athens and Epidaurus Festival
Gorky, M Vasa Zeleznova Keffallinias Theatre
Radzinsky, E Games of Gods Katia Dandoulaki Theatre
Gogol, N Marriage Poria Theatre
Mamet, d Glengarry Glen Ross Poria Theatre
Bartz, P An impossible meeting Keffallinias Theatre
Kushner, T Illusion comique Poria Theatre
Papadiamantis, A Nostalgos Ypo Skian Theatre
Rostand, E Les Romanesques Patras National Theatre
Bernhard, T Avant la Retraite Keffallinias Theatre
Shakespeare, W Twelfth Night J. Karezi Theatre
Marivaux The isle of slaves Apo Michanis Theatre
Gigo de Kiara Eleonora Douze Ilissia Theatre
Tsvetaeva, M Kazanova Amore Theatre ( International Festival Pontium in Moscow )
Pushkin, A Small Tragedies Amore Theatre
Dimitrios Dimitriadis Dying as a country Amore Theatre
Stoppard, T Rosencrantz and Guildestern are Dead Mayakovsky Theatre, 1990

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