Professor of theatre history and theory in the School of English, the Hellenic Open University and the Drama Academy of the National Theatre of Northern Greece. He is also a frequent lecturer οn the Graduate Programme of the Theatre Department (Aristotle University).
He is the author of thirteen books on theatre/drama criticism/theory and co-editor of another thirteen. He has published numerous articles in Greece and abroad (a total of 160), most of them focusing on theatre theory and history, criticism, interculturalism, ancient Greek theatre, performing arts.
In addition to his academic activities, he works as a theatre reviewer. A small number of his reviews (from a total of 1000 published in the last twenty five years), focusing on the theatre in Thessaloniki, was published by University Studio Press in 2006.
He served as vice chair of ITI (International Theatre Institute in Athens) and as head of the committee of Athens System (the annual showcase of Greek theatre). He is on the editorial board of a number of local and international jοurnals (Journal of Greek Media and Culture, Logeion, Utopia, among others). As of 2015 he is the editor-in-chief of Critical Stages (the journal of the International Association of Theatre Critics).
He is currently the president of the Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics; member of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC), and co-curator of the City of Thessaloniki Theatre Festival (Dimitria). Three times he served as member of the committee for Theatre State Funding. He is a member of FIRT, of the Hellenic Association of American Studies, and of the European Association of American Studies, among others.
His most recent book-length publications include Theatre and Globalization (Papazisis, Athens 2013), Theatre Interventions (University Studio Press, Thessloniki, 2013), Struggling with the Classics: About Locality and Glo-c-ality (2015) and The Geographies of Contemporary Greek Theatre: About Utopias Heterotopias and Dystopias (2016) (co-ed).
His two-volume study Theatre, Society, Nation (University Studio Press, 2010), was awarded first prize by the Hellenic Association of Theatre Critics for best theatre study of the year.
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