Theatre director Katerina Giannopoulou is a graduate of the Athens Conservatoire Drama School. Her artistic work is focused on dealing with crucial socio-political, ecological and gender related issues. She aims to explore the limits of stage possibilities, often combining her theatre works with cinematic techniques.
She has directed: “The Just Assassins” by Albert Camus (2023, at Municipal Theatre of Piraeus); “Paradise”, a new adaptation of Thomas Köck’s Climate Trilogy (2021, at Onassis Stegi);
“In a Year of 13 Moons”, based on the film by R.W. Fassbinder at the Athens Festival 2021;
“The Ridiculous Darkness” by Wolfram Lotz, presented on the Experimental Stage of the National Theater of Greece (2017), with guest performances in Bremen, Germany and Thessaloniki, Greece;
“The Plague” by Greg Liakopoulos, presented at the National Theater of Greece’s Experimental Stage (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 of the Theatertreffen in Berlin. In 2019, as a fellow of the Goethe-Institut, she worked at the Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg with Christoph Marthaler and René Pollesch.
In 2023/24 she will be the artistic director of the Experimental Stage of the National Theater of Greece.