Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where he is teaching since 1991. President of the Department since 2011.
Greek, born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1959. Degree in Law, University of Athens , Postgraduate degree [DEA-1982] and Doctorate in Theatre Studies, Institut d’Etudes Théâtrales, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III [1987: supervised by Bernard Dort (Paris III) and Stathis Damianakos (CNRS)].
He has collaborated with many state or subsidized theatres in Greece and has directed several research projects on the history of Modern Greek theatre, on the reception of Italian Opera and on History of Ancient Drama Performances in Europe and Modern Greece.
Scientific supervisor of the research team on the performances of ancient Greek drama (Published by Epikairotita Editions, Athens 1988-1992) and General Editor of Moliere’s Complete Works in Greek (2000-2003, only 3 plays published up to now).
Over 150 of his articles, essays or critics were published in proceedings of conferences and scientific magazines but also in newspapers, literary magazines or theatre programs from 1984 to 2013 in Greece and other countries. He has been invited as a lecturer or a visiting professor to universities in Europe (UK- Oxford, - France- Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, Germany- Berlin, Erlangen, Italy- Venice, Pavia, Portugal- Coimbra, Czech Republic- Prague, Brno, Cyprus- Nicosia, et.al.), the USA (Brown, Harvard, J.P.Getty Center, Princeton, Florida Atlantic, Emory, San Francisco State, Yale, City University New York, New School) and Australia (Sidney, Melbourne).
Founding member (1997), of the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama. Member of its coordination committee and of the educational committee of the Intensive Summer Course on performing Ancient Drama (Epidauros 2002-2011 – IP Socrates/Erasmus).