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Olivier Py

Loriot / La Supérieure / Corinne (Mam'zelle Nitouche)

Author, director and actor Olivier Py studied at the École nationale supérieure d’arts et techniques du théâtre in Lyon, then at the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique in Paris, alongside his theological studies.

His first play, Des oranges et des ongles, was directed by Didier Lafaye in 1988. That year, he founded his own theatrical group. He is a regular guest of the Avignon Festival, where he created La Servante, histoire sans fin, a cycle of plays over 24 hours, and L’énigme Vilar, a tribute to the actor Jean Vilar presented in the Cour d'honneur of the Palais des Papes at the closing ceremony of the festival's 60th edition.

In 1998, he was appointed director of the Centre dramatique national in Orléans, and was the director of the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe from 2007 to 2011. He was named director of the Avignon Festival in 2013.

At the Opéra de Lausanne: he designed the set and lighting for Le vase de parfums in 2005.