Theodoros Terzopoulos (born 1945, Greece) attended the Kostis Michailidis Drama School in Athens (1965–1967) before going on to study and work as assistant director at Berliner Ensemble (1972–1976). Back in Greece, he became Director of the Drama School of the State Theatre of Northern Greece in Thessaloniki (1981–1983). He created Attis Theatre in Delphi in 1985. Terzopoulos has directed tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, as well as contemporary plays by leading European playwrights. He has directed plays at many international theatres, participated in numerous international festivals and collaborated with prominent actors from all over the world.
Over the past 30 years, Terzopoulos and Attis Theatre have presented almost 2,000 performances at leading international theatre festivals in Greece and abroad. Terzopoulos’ method and approach to ancient Greek tragedy are taught at drama academies, schools and classical studies departments around the world. Books on his working method have been translated and published in Greek, English, German, Turkish, Russian, Chinese and Polish. The director is Professor Emeritus at numerous international academies and universities and the recipient of numerous Greek and international theatre awards.
As Artistic Director of the International Meeting of Ancient Drama in Delphi (1985–1988), Terzopoulos invited many leading figures of the international theatre scene. He is a founding member of the International Institute of Mediterranean Theatre (since 1991). In 2004, he created the International Meeting of Ancient Drama in the Municipality of Sykion and was its Artistic Director until 2011. Terzopoulos has served as Chairman of the International Committee of Theatre Olympics since 1993. He is also chairman for the International Committee Theatre Olympics in Delphi (1995), Shizuoka, Japan (1999), Moscow (2001), Istanbul (2006), Seoul (2010), Beijing (2014), and Wroclaw, Poland (2016).