Themelis Glynatsis

Themelis Glynatsis was born in Athens. He studied Comparative Literature and Theatre at the University of Kent, Classics at the University of Nottingham, and in 2004, he completed his practice-based PhD on Antonin Artaud at the University of London. Ever since, he has been working as a theatre director, working in Greece’s most prestigious venues, like the Greek Festival, the Onassis Cultural Centre, the Arts Theatre, the Greek National Opera a.o, directing plays by, amongst others, Koltès, Racine, Sophocles, Broch, Hoffmann. Ever since 2014, he has been actively engaged in the production of classic and contemporary music theatre and opera. From 2010-2013, he was the Artistic Director of the performance space KNOT Gallery, dedicated to experimental performance. In November 2018, he was appointed Vice Chair of the Board at the Greek National Opera.

Parallel to his directing career, he has translated a variety of texts (novels, poetry, theatre, theory) from English and French (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Oscar Wilde’s Salome, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 57 and others) and has worked for some of Greece’s most prestigious publishing houses as translator or editor.