Ms. Penelope Chatzidimitriou


Dr. Penelope Chatzidimitriou was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a PhD in Theater Studies from the English Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MA in Theater Studies and Directing from Royal Holloway University of London, and a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has published in editions of Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, Peter Lang, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Theater der Zeit, China Theatre Press, University Studio Press etc. As a theatre critic she publishes her reviews in Critical Stages, Theater der Zeit, Athens Voice etc. She has rich experience in the field of drama, theater and English literature education. She lives and works in Thessaloniki as a theater lecturer and critic and collaborates with Attis Theater in Athens and the internationally acclaimed director Theodoros Terzopoulos.

“Theatre is not only a way of life, but most importantly it is a way to life. With each performance, good or bad, amateur or professional, conventional or experimental, theatre celebrates human existence and coexistence, democracy, non discrimination and well-being. This is why theatre has survived pandemics, dictatorships, censorhips, wars and natural disasters. It’s play and magic! Can you think of a better way to deal with life, celebrate life, even change life? Personally, I can’t!” – Dr. Penelope Chatzidimitriou