|Melina Mercouri Theater Award|
Ιn 2007 the Melina Mercouri Foundation established the monetary «Melina Mercouri Theater Award». This award is conferred annually for best performance to a young female actress distinguished in the preceding theater season.
Along with the monetary prize, the actress receives Melina Mercouri’s brooch which she passes on to the next recipient of the award.
To qualify, candidates must be Drama – Theater School graduates and they must have started their professional acting career not longer than five years before the season for which they are being honored.
Up until now the award was given along with the «Dimitris Horn Theater prize» for young male artist. In 2011 the Melina Mercouri Theater Award was presented in a separate ceremony.
The Members of the Committee of the Melina Mercouri Theater Award are: Magia Liberopoulou, President, Dio Kagelari, Matina Kaltaki, Dimitris Lignadis and Reni Pittaki.
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