Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Starts at: 17:00 - Saturday, 05 October
Location: Nodar Dumbadze Professional Youth Theatre, Tbilisi (Big Stage)


Avtandil Diasamidze

Directed by Avtandil Diasamidze
Scenography by Lana Kavrelishvili
Multimedia Designer Petre Tomadze, Arsen Okruashvili
Musical adaptation by Giorgi Koberidze
Assistant to the directorKeti Kantaria

The Cast:
NIkoloz Paikridze, Khatia Melkadze, Vakhtang Nozadze, Ioana Navadze

Date of Premiere: 28.05.2019
Duration: 90 min, without intermission
The tour group: 10


About the performance:
"Odyssey" is a multimedia and experimental project that combines theater, animation and sound. The Performance is based on Greek mythology adapted for children.

​​"Odyssey" has two main characters – a father exhausted of everyday care and an animated hero - Odysseus, who tries to return home after the Trojan War and seeks a human help.


90 years old but still young, full of energy and life - Nodar Dumbadze Professional State Youth Theatre! Youth Theatre has been working continuously from the beginning and our job is unique – we teach a new generation to love theatre and art; we use universal values to form a new Georgian society. Our theatre has most various audiences, the repertoire is divided into three age categories – we have plays for children, youth and also adults, some of them are played in two languages – Georgian and Russian. But if you do not know these languages, it’s ok – you can also attend plays with no text. Theatre repertoire is rich in genres: drama, comedy, musical, choreography, tales and adventure stories, melodramas and etc. Friendly and creative atmosphere, professional and devoted company, interesting and various plays – this is State Youth Theatre.


Contact information:
Theater art director: Dimitri Khvtisiashvili
Contact person: Sophia Dekanozishvili
Tel:+995 551087764

Avtandil Diasamidze

Avtandil Diasamidze – stage director. He has recently graduated from Shota Rustaveli Georgian State University of Theatre and Cinema, Drama Department (Levan Tsuladze directors’ group). His stage productions include Bear by Anton Chekhov 2014 (as a part of his BA course), A Cube, a choreographic play based on He by J. Kharchkhadze (Marjanishvili Theatre, 2015, as a part of his Diploma course), Woyzeck by Georg Buhner (Marjanishvili Theatre, 2017) as well as 2 theatrical performances: Joaquin Cortazar ‘s House and Trip N-105157.

He won an annual theatrical award Duruji in 2015-2016 for the best young director and participated in joint projects with Ukrainian artists organized by European Theatre Convention within the framework of GOGOLFEST in Kiev in 2016-2017.