Pirandello Timeline


In order to create the first link between “Kyveli Institute” and the “Centro Nazionale di Studi Pirandelliani”, Agrigento, the Institute organised the “1st symposium for Pirandello”, entitled “Personalities of Cyclades” at the “Apollon” theatre in Hermoupolis, Syros on the 26th and 27th of May, in collaboration with the “Centre for the Study and Research of Greek Theatre-The Theatre Museum” and the “Hermoupolis Municipality”. The symposium promoted research and scientific dialogue on issues pertaining to the theatre and the history of the Aegean Sea as well as Kyveli’s family relations with the island of Syros.


In collaboration with the “Centro Nazionale di Studi Pirandelliani”, Agrigento, the Institute organised the “2nd Symposium for L. Pirandello”, entitled “Luigi Pirandello & the Mediterranean, Sicily-Syros-Cyprus”, 5-9 September, in Hermoupolis, Syros.
“Kyveli Institute” was fraternised with the “Centro Nazionale di Studi Pirandelliani”, Agrigento in two ceremonies that took place in Syros and in Agrigento, Sicily. Kyveli’s contribution was honoured as the first to stage Pirandello in Greece (The vise, 1914) as was D. Myrat’s who received the “Pirandello International Award” in 1961 for best Greek actor in Tonight we improvise and the Institute was officially announced as the Centro’s branch for Southeastern Europe and Cyprus by Enzo Lauretta, its president. The creation of the “Floating Theatre” stemmed from this as a means for the promotion of artistic creativity inspired by the personality and work of Luigi Pirandello in conjunction with similar writers and playwrights from the region. Its first theatre performance, took place in the shipyard of Hermoupolis, Syros.


The “National Theatre of Greece” in Athens staged Six characters in search of an author by Luigi Pirandello. The Institute’s president attended the performance, saluted the production and congratulated the performers.


The Institute attended to the presentation of Sophia Iordanidou’s book “The role play” (inspired by Pirandello’s relation to the Greek theatrical world), at “Ianos Bookstore”, and organised a show (Pirandello all’ Improvviso) with music and theatre stories directed by Memi Spyratou.


In the summer of 2010 the Institute presented the exhibition: “Kyveli and 4 Mediterranean novelists-A pleasant conversation: Albert Camus, George Seferis, Orhan Pamuk & Luigi Pirandello”.


The Institute presented on the 25th of January, at the “Ionian Centre”, Athens, the great Greek actor Angelos Antonopoulos, in Pirandello’ s play The man with the flower in his mouth.


The daughters of Chaos a film produced by “Kyveli Institute” and “TetraFillon Films”, directed by Greek-Italian director Alessandro Spiliotopulos.

On the occasion of 100 years since the first time a play by Pirandello (La morsa) was staged beyond the Italian frontiers -in 1914- at the then “Kyveli’s Theatre” in Greece, on the 8th & 9th of November, the film was presented at the “AGON Festival” hosted by the “Greek Film Archive”. The short “docufiction” film, portrays the relation between Kyveli’s greater theatrical family and the Italian playwright during the first half of the 20th century, in an original although -occasionally- controversial way.

Actors: Kyveli Theohari-Zografidi, Evangelia Kapogianni, Maria Branidou, Angelina Klavdianou, Dimitris Nikolopoulos, Katerina Vourtsi
Script: Alessandro Spiliotopulos & Valentine Potamianos
Directed by: Alessandro Spiliotopulos
Photography: Panos Golfis
Music: Rocco De Santis
Pirandello’s Voice: Andreas Marianos
Sound: Aris Prodromos
Costume Designer: Sunny Alberti
Set Design: Daphne Alberti Larejack
Hair Designer (Athens): Zois Triantafyllou
Hair Designer (Syros): Dimitrianos Hatzantonis
Μake up (Athens): Maria Ioannidou
Make up (Syros): Irene Haleli
Executive Producer: Dubravka Franz
Assistant Director: Vangelis Tzifakis
Αssistant Hair Designer: Giannis Kaltsonoudis
Assistant producers: Leonidas Leontiadis, Eleni Bourliou

In December 5, 2014 the film was awarded at the “51st CNSP Congress” hosted in Agrigento, Sicily.