Olivier Py

For his last creation as artist-director of the Festival d’Avignon, Olivier Py returns to the epic. My exalted youth serves as a mirror to La Servante which, in 1995, began his adventure with this exceptional institution. A theatre, opera, and film director, but also an actor and writer, Olivier Py anchors his work in the preoccupations of his contemporaries in order to open a poetic and political dialogue. Theatre is his culture and instrument: with it, the word becomes action. My exalted youth believes in the audience of the Festival, always ready to experience great epics.

Portrait of Olivier Py © Carole Bellaiche