Katerina Giannopoulou is a graduate of the Athens Conservatoire Drama School. In 2017, she directed “The Ridiculous Darkness” by Wolfram Lotz, presented on the Experimental Stage of the National Theater of Greece. The play went on to be performed at the New Greek Wave Festival in Bremen, Germany. In 2019, as a fellow of the Goethe-Institut, she worked at the Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg with Christoph Marthaler and René Pollesch. In September 2021, she directed “In a Year of 13 Moons”, based on the film by R.W. Fassbiner and presented at the Athens Epidaurus Festival. In October 2021 she directed “Paradise”, a new adaptation of Thomas Köck’s “Climate Trilogy” at Onassis Stegi.
She has also directed the works “The Plague” by Greg Liakopoulos, presented as part of the National Theater of Greece’s Experimental Stage New Creators’ Platform (March 2016) and at the Athens Biennale; “Holy Beat”, adapted from Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”, at Bios (2016); and Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck”, again at Bios (2015).
In 2018, she took part in the International Forum – Theatertreffen in Berlin as a fellow of the Goethe-Institut Athen.
In 2023/24 she will be the artistic director of the Experimental Stage of the National Theater of Greece.