with OLIVIER PY
With OLIVIER PY and the artistic team of Orlando ou l'Impatience
In 2013, Olivier Py became the first artist since Jean Vilar to be named director of the Festival d'Avignon. A director for the theatre, the opera, and cinema, 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, without ever losing sight of the fact that this gesture—a poem—could one day be the basis of new democratic forms.
Portrait © Christophe Raynaud de Lage