Mimi Denissi

Mimi Denissi

Mimi Denissi is a prominent force in the Greek theatre.

She has produced and translated over 80 plays, for her own as well as for other companies.

Also, she has produced, translated and starred many plays.

She has been artistic director and producer for "Athina", "Vretannia" and "Acropol" Theater (the biggest Greek theater). In 1999 the "Ilisia" Theatre was named after her Ilissia – Denissi and she directed its two stages for 12 years.

As a producer she has worked with some of the top European directors,designers and musical directors. She has also hosted great international artists that presented their work in her theatre (Peter Brook, Michel Piccoli, Peter Stein, Olympia Doukakis, PatriceCherreau ,Tim Robbins e.t.c)

Mimi Denissi has also starred in over twenty five television series, ten films and her own talk shows on television, interviewing her guests in four languages.

She has created her own Drama School "Central Stage". Some of the best known Greek actors, directors, designers,are teaching in the school. Seminars include international artists such: Martin Sherman (For creative writing), Peter Brook leading actor Sautigi Kuyate (for Eastern techniques of acting), Olympia Dukakis (for acting in tragedy) Fiona Shaw (for tragedies).

She is dedicated to both exploring the riches of her Nation's theatrical heritage and at the same time expanding its horizons as part of a wider international artistic community.

In 2009 she received one of the highest honors for a European artist, she was named Dame Chevalier by the French government and received the Legion d' Honneur Medal for her career.