Dimitris Bampilis, born in Athens, is a director, dramaturg and project manager. He holds a BA in "Theatre Studies" (Patras’ University) and an MA in “Theatre Directing” (Thessaloniki’s School of Fine Arts). After his internship with the acclaimed theatre collective Rimini Protokoll in Berlin, Dimitris has kept working on community-based projects with German collaborators from the sociocultural sector, as well as with major cultural institutes in Greece, on projects such as: Documenta 14, European Capital of Culture Eleusis 2021 and Smallville (START Greece 2017).
He is a co-founder of ΑΠΑΡÄΜΙΛΛΟΝ, an ex-candy factory now dedicated to performing arts and research, in the Gyzi neighborhood of Athens. Joining START as a Fellow in 2018, followed by his Placement with Alarm Theater in Bielefeld, Dimitris continues to strengthen his management tools and puts them into practice in the creation of ΑΠΑΡÄΜΙΛΛΟΝ’s “arts-and-crafts atelier”: a space open to past and future craftists of all ages and origins. He believes that performing arts should serve as a space where communities can meet and reflect upon their social issues. Dimitris is permanently contributing to this direction.