On 19 April 2023, the International Committee of the Theatre Olympics, in the presence of President Theodoros Terzopulos, Co-Founder, Tadashi Suzuki and Committee Member Valery Fokin officially elected Attila Vidnyánszky, Director of the National Theatre of Hungary, as a member of the Committee.
Attila Vidnyánszky is a theatre and opera director, teacher and festival organiser. Originally from Transcarpathia, now part of Ukraine, he founded his company there, which has been invited to prestigious festivals from Nancy to Turou and Moscow, including the Moscow and St. Petersburg Theatre Olympics.
Since 2013 he has been Director of the National Theatre of Hungary in Budapest, and is the founder of MITEM (Madách International Theatre Meeting). He has taught in Kiev and Kaposvár and currently teaches theatre directing at the Budapest University of Theatre and Film Arts. He has received numerous Hungarian and international theatre awards, including the Mejerhold Prize in 2009.
The composition of the International Committee of the Theatre Olympics can be found here.