Mountraki Irene

Irene Mountraki was born in Athens.

She obtained a BA, a MA and a PhD in Theatre Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Faculty of Theatre Studies). She also studied Arts at the University of Milan, Italy.
She works at the National Theatre of Greece since 1999 as a special artistic collaborator and she is head of Drama, Library, Archive and International Relations Departments.
She teaches at the Postgraduate Studying Program of the Department of Theatre Studies "Greek and World Theatre: Drama, Performance, Education" at the Athens University and at the Master of the University of Peloponnese "Creative Writing, Theatre and Culture Industry". She teaches History of Theatre and Dramaturgy at Drama Schools. She taught Theatre in the Army (SAN) for five years and has directed several plays with her students. 
She is the founder and head of the Greek Play Project ( a dynamic platform in Greek and English for the promotion and study of contemporary Greek theatre. GPP is a dynamic network of collaborations and activities; the annual Greek Play Project New York is part of it. 
She is a theatre critic and her texts, critiques and essays have been published in various editions, theatre programs and magazines in Greece and abroad. She has participated and lectured in many conferences about theatre, in Greece and abroad. 
Her books «Carlo Goldoni. His life, his work and its reception in Greece» (2019) and "Entos, Ektos kai Epi ta afta" (2021) are published by Egokeros Editions. She has translated various texts and plays from Italian. In 2019-2020 National Theatre performed The New House by Carlo Goldoni translated by her. 

Head of the research project “Mapping Contemporary Greek Theatre” aiming to the creation of a valid and updated database of theatre institutions, theatre groups, festivals, drama schools, repertory, theatre artists. The project was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture for the purpose of reforming a solid cultural policy (2008-2010). 

Researcher for the Theatre Studies Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Member of the Research Laboratory “Pythagoras” compiling a complete Greek Theatre’s Bibliography. (2005-2009).

Head – Editor of the Dramaturgy Series, the Complete Works of the most important contemporary Greek playwrights of Egokeros Editing House

In 2013 she participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program on “Promoting Social Change Through the Arts” organized by the United States Department of States – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 
She has been a member of several Committees and President of the Consultative Committee on the Theatre Grants of the Ministry of Culture (2017-2021). She was served as President and Vice President of the Hellenic Association of Theatre and Performing Arts Critics.
She is member of the board of the European Theatre Convention (ETC).