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Michail Marmarinos

Michael Marmarinos was born in Athens, and he studied neurobiology, theater, and directing. In 1983/1984 he founded the nationally and internationally successful theater company “diplous Eors,“ which was later renamed “Theseum Ensemble.“ Since then, over the course of 30 years numerous productions were created and performed at, among others, the National Theater of Greece in Athens; the National Theater of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki; the Onassis Cultural Center; the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center; the Athens and Epidaurus Festival; Volksbühne on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin; Tumanishvili Teater in Tbilisi; Wrocławski Teatr Współczesny in Wroclaw, Poland; and Comédie-Française. He also worked as a director or was invited to festivals in countries such as Austria; Belgium; China; France; Georgia; Germany; the Netherlands; Japan; Korea; Poland; Russia; Serbia; Spain; Switzerland; and Venezuela. In addition, he has acted in numerous theater productions and films. Michael Marmarinos collaborated on international co-productions with Albrecht Hirche; Heiner Goebbels; RIMINI PROTOKOLL; VeenFabriek in the Netherlands; Paul Koek; and, as part of the Epidaurus Festival, the Japanese Noh theater group NOH – Nekia. He´s a member of the International Heiner Müller Society and the International Bioenergetic Analysis Institute. He was president of the Greek organization of the ITI (International Theater Institute) from 2006 to 2009. He teaches at the universities in Patras and Nafplion, and he has been a professor on the fine arts faculty at the University of Thessaloniki since 2006. He was awarded the Mikhail Tumanishvili Prize Tbilisi, Georgia, and the Chevalier de l´Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture.