Giannis Moschos, director and playwright, became the new artistic director of the National Theater, following the open expression of interest procedure and after a relevant opinion of the Special Evaluation and Selection Committee, a procedure followed for the first time for the selection of the artistic director in the leading theater of the country.

According to the new institutional framework (par. 35 of No. 3 of N. 4795) / 1994 (Α '250), as amended by par. 1 of no. 62 of N. 201297525) / 2021 (Α '62))), the Special Committee for Evaluation and Selection communicated the final minutes to the political leadership of the Ministry of Culture with a reasoned and personalized suggestion regarding its judgment (“Final Cat Candidate Horse »), on the basis of which the candidacy of Giannis Moschos, qualified to fill the position of the new artistic director of the National Theater for a three-year term. The political leadership accepted the Commission's recommendation, evaluation and ranking.

It is recalled that the Special Evaluation and Selection Committee was set up by the following:

  • Nikos Alivizatos, Emeritus Professor of the University of Athens (Chairman of the Committee)
  • Marianna Kalbari, director, actress, Artistic Director of the Karolos Koun Art Theater
  • Xenia Kalogeropoulou, actress, writer of children's plays
  • Eva Manidaki, architect-engineer, set designer
  • Reni Pittaki, actor

Mendoni: Giannis Moschos emerged through a completely transparent, democratic and meritocratic process

The Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni stated: “The acceptance, today, of the proposal of the Special Evaluation and Selection Committee for the highlighting the artistic Director of the National Theater of our country marks a new era for state Cultural Organizations. Another of our program statements is implemented in an exemplary manner. The example and the practice that we inaugurated with the National Theater, we now follow for the other actors as well. Giannis Moschos emerged through a completely transparent, democratic and meritocratic process. The personalities of the President and the members of the Special Committee, to whom I thank warmly for their not at all easy task – guaranteed the process, which was instituted for the first time in our country. Many congratulations and wishes to the new artistic director. Success in his work is directly related to the prestige of the institution he wanted to serve. A big thank you to Eri Kyrgia, the transitional artistic director of the Theater, who honored the National Theater with her presence and work, in a very difficult and charged period “.

The Deputy Minister of Culture and Nikolas Giatromanolakis, in charge of Contemporary Culture, said: “With the successful outcome of the promotion of the artistic director of the National Theater for the first time through an open process, a new era of transparency and accountability in the state theaters begins procedure will soon be followed at the State Theater of Northern Greece. Congratulations to Giannis Moschos who emerged through a competitive process based on his qualifications, course and vision for the National Theater. I wish him every success in his work. At the same time, I would like to express my gratitude to Eri Kyrgia, transitional artistic director of the National Theater, who in a very difficult period, not only did not fulfill her duties, but stood by the people of the National Theater, worked therapeutically and unifyingly and found himself against anyone who tried to harm the institution. Finally, I would like to thank the Special Committee for Evaluation and Selection, for their valuable contribution to a process unprecedented for the Greek artistic data, a mission that they carried out with ethos and success “.

Who is Giannis Moschos

Giannis Moschos was born in Thessaloniki and is a Doctor of Theatrical Studies of the Department Theater of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as a graduate of the Department of Theater and the School of Pharmacy of the same university.

Has collaborated with the National Theater, the State Theater of Northern Greece, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival the Municipal Theater of Piraeus, the Theater of the South Amore, the Front, the Theater Porta, the Experimental Stage of the “Art” of Thessaloniki, the DIPETHE of Kavala etc. He has directed plays for the National Theater, the International Theater Institute, the French Institute and the Goethe-Institut. He has taught, among others, at the Theater Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, at the Higher School of Dramatic Art “Empros-Theater Workshop” and at the Higher School of Dramatic Art of the Municipality of Agia Varvara “Iakovos Kampanellis”. He has translated and adapted numerous works. The period 2001-2004 was the production manager at the Theater of the South (Amore) while at the time 2001 – 2021 collaborated in the Artistic Directorate of the same theater .

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