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Elias Maroutsis, Playwright

Elias is an Athens based playwright. He also works on scripts and short stories.

Between 1995 and 2010 he was working as a professional journalist for well known Greek newspapers, news websites, and tv documentaries for the public TV.

Since 2010 he focused on creative writing (especially play writing) and he created a space for alternative activities and arts.

In 2015 he attended the first studio for playwrights of the Greek National Theatre. In 2017 he attended the workshop “Triggering theatrical writing” organized by the Center of Hellenic Studies of Harvard University, with coordinator the Greek writer Thanasis Triaridis.

His play Chekhov, silent? directed by Esther Andre Gonzalez, was presented on the stage of Apo Mihanis Theater (Ex Machina) of Athens (winter – spring 2018) and published by KaPsiMi publications.

His short story Lenia’s Diary, directed by Esther Andre Gonzalez, was presented on May 2017 at the Sci -Fi, festival of visual arts and literature, Athens we have a problem, organised by Snehta Gallery. Lenia’s Diary was included in the collective volume, published by the organizers.

His play Pashiphae has won the first prize at the contest of ETHAL organization in Cyprus (2017). His play Hotel Austria has won an honorary distinction at the contest of ETHAL organization in Cyprus (2014). His play Limbo was chosen among other contemporary Greek plays from the Center of Hellenic Studies of Harvard University and is published at the center’s web page (2018).

He has also written: Sacred People (play 2018), 5th floor (script 2018), Trauma (play 2015), The Black Wire (play 2009).

He is the editor of the web page theblackwire.theater and member of the performing arts collective 42 zone.

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