Associate Professor of Acting and Stage Directing
Mihail Marmarinos holds degrees in biology, acting and theatre studies. During the season of 1983-4 he founded the ‘Two Loves Theatre Group’ (later renamed as ‘Theseum Ensemble’) which began to receive state-stipends straight after its first show in 1984 and thence throughout its stage life, until well into the 2010s. As a stage director, Professor Marmarinos has presented work in many venues in Greece as well as in Holland, France, Belgium, Russia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland and Latin America. He has received many prizes, most recently among them the first guest performance prize by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education for his show ‘Stalin; a discussion on greek theatre’. Based on both classical and contemporary dramatic texts, as well as on literary texts not specifically intended for the stage, Marmarinos’s productions explore the notion of ‘dramaturgy as stage-direction’. His more recent interests include the systematic exploration of the notion and the function of the Chorus on stage. A member of staff of our Department since 2006, Professor Marmarinos has also taught acting and stage-directing at the University of Patras and the University of the Peloponnese in Nafplion at various stages in his career.