Irina Gogobéridze

(Dr. ès Arts) is a scholar and independent theatre critic who lives and works in Georgia. Professional life: professor at the Tbilisi Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi State University of Theatre and Film, INALCO (Paris); vice-director of the Rustaveli National Theatre; cofounder and vice-president of Alliance Française of Tbilisi (1990-1992); founder and president of Union of Theatre Critics of Georgia (2005-2013); individual member of International Association of Theatre Critics since 1993; founder and president of the Georgian Section of AICT since 2010; author of numerous articles in various Georgian and European publications; initiator and organizer of many tours of different theatre companies, exhibitions, literary events and poetry evenings in Europe and Georgia. In 2000 she was decorated with the Oder of Arts and Letters (France).