The annual International Analogio Festival has become one of the nation’s most influential cultural events. Since its inception in 2005, Analogio remains the only cultural institution of Greece dedicated to premieres of plays and other dramatic texts written either by up-and-coming or novice playwrights from throughout the world. The very word itself Analogio has come to characterize any non-to-minimally staged or video-assisted public reading of a dramatic text. Organization of such public readings  into an annual festival of theatre is unique, and exclusive to Greece.