POSSIBLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK
Following the expiration of the term of the director of the Gori Giorgi Eristavi Professional State Drama Theater – Givi Tsverava, the artistic director of the same theater Davit Chkhartishvili again nominated Tsverava for the position before the Minister of Culture. However, the Deputy Minister wrote a letter to the artistic director requesting nomination of a different candidate, noting that Tsverava had occupied the position since 2017 and "there were no tangible developments” in the theatre during his tenure as a director.
Givi Tsverava is a member of the party For Georgia and a candidate on the proportional list nominated in Gori district. Tsverava told ISFED that the refusal to extend the contract was politically motivated and had
nothing to do with the development of the theater. According to Tsverava, out of 20 theater directors, whose 4-year contracts expired in September, all were re-appointed at the nomination of the artistic directors except him. He was handed the relevant order on 9 September, according to which, due to the expiration of his contract, from 18 September, he was dismissed from the position of theater director.