Michalis Virvidakis was born in Chania, Crete it 1956. He is an actor, a director and a playwright. He studied theatre at Pelos Katselis school of theatre from 1979 to 1981, and he worked in freelance theatre as an actor and assistant director. He is the writer if the play The Moon and the Pound, which was awarded by the Greek Ministry of Culture in 1987, at the annual contest for debut playwrights. He has also written the play On the Highroad with High Beam Lights, (Rodakio publishing) which was performed at the Lefteris Vogiatzis Theatre on Cyclades road in 1997, directed by Nikos Mastorakis. It was chosen by BONNER BIENNALE 1998 to represent Greece. His last play About Nature (2009) was recently released by Gavriilidis publishing.
In 1991 he founded MNEME Theatre Company, which appeared for the first time in Athens and in May 2001 it relocated in Chania, Crete, where he founded the "Laboratory of Theatre Education and Dramatic Art." With the actors of the Laboratory he researches theatrical matters and presents performances at Kydonia Theatre. Among others, they have presented plays by: Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, David Mamet, Thomas Bernhard, Carl Sternheim, Jon Fosse, Peter Handke, Ingeborg Bachmann, Lars Noren, Antonio Tabucchi, Fernando Pessoa, William Butler Yeats, Frank Wedekind, Argiris Chionis and George Manousakis most of which were presented for the first time in Greece.
About Nature, 2009
On the Highroad with High Beam Lights, 1997
The Moon and the Pound, 1987