Elias is a passionate storyteller and listener. Born by the seaside town of Xilokastro, he later moved to Athens to pursue his studies in Law and Theater. He has three years of experience in project management in the field of theater, working on a wide range of collaborative projects as a producer and a director. In 2017, he worked with the production team of the play “Verräter” (traitors) at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. And this was not meant to be his last experience in a German environment; Elias aims to use the START program to expand his project management skills in participatory cultural contexts. Currently he is developing a collective authorship and theater platform with a clear goal: to promote culture through participation. One of Elias’ current ambitions is to facilitate the accessibility of an all-embracing cultural exchange in rural areas, with his hometown as a starting point.