The Association is housed in the offices on Sophocleous str. 12.
The Prime Minister of the time Panagis Tsaldaris receives a Committee of Karagiozis Players and expresses a positive opinion on the effect of their work on the People.
1 March 1934
The famous current-events column by the Pioneer of Greek Operetta Theophrastus I. Sakellaridis (1883-1950) is published in the Magazine of the Actors’ Association “THE GREEK THEATER” with title “My Colleague Karagiozis” expressing the support of the great Tragic Actress Marika Kotopouli to the inclusion of Karagiozis Players in the Actors’ Pension Fund.
Karagiozis Players, aiming at their official recognition as Artists and to be able to get pensions, perform before a Committee presenting the play by Ioannis Bobotinos (Georgopoulos) “Rigas Ferraios”. Behind the scene, besides Bobotinos, Vasileios Andrikopoulos, Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Dimitrios Manolopoulos and Paragiotis Michopoulos were playing.
The Actors’, Writers’ etc. Pension Fund receives a document by the office of Ioannis Metaxas with his signature and which recommended to take serious note of the attached application by the Karagiozis Players regarding their inclusion in the Actors’ etc. Pension Fund. On the application Metaxas had noted in his own hand “I find their application just, as Karagiozis has been the basis and starting point of the Modern Greek Theater”. (Th. Ν. Synadinos Newspaper TO VIMA 11/1/1949).
Elections whereby Dimitrios Manolopoulos was elected President, Antonios Mollas Vice President, Konstantinos Karabalis Secretary, Theodoros Theodoropoulos Treasurer and the members Efstratios Melidis, Georgios Koutsouris and Christos Charidimos. (VRADINI, issue No. 5.570, Saturday 30 April 1938, p.7).
In the last elections before the war the following are elected: Konstantinos Karabalis President, Markos Xanthos Vice President, Kostas Manos (Kostas Athanasiou) General Secretary, Theodoros Theodoropoulos Treasurer and members Ioannis Iatridis, Efstratios (Takis) Melidis and Dimitris Manolopoulos. Antonios Mollas was elected Honorary President. (VRADYNI, issue No. 6.114, Sunday 11 February 1940, p.3).