The last stop on the Journey of the Mask was the wonderful city of Paris, where we visited the director of Le Théâtre du Châtelet, French artist Olivier Py.
We interviewed the director, who is coming to the 10th Theatre Olympics with his special production of Hamlet, about the play and the festival in his home theatre.
On 27 March, on the occasion of World Theatre Day, the Greek director giant, who founded the Olympics, Theodoros Terzopoulos, gifted the National Theatre with a traditional theatrical tragedy mask. The ceremony took place in the ancient Greek amphitheater of Epidaurus. Following the handover, the mask “set off” on a European tour to visit a few of the artists participating in the Theatre Olympics. Someone will be met in their own venues, but most will be visited by the mask and the film crew on tour: clown Slava Polunin on his Italian tour, director Tiziana Barbiero in her theatre in Bergamo, and Romeo Castellucci and Heiner Goebbels will also appear in the film about the trip. You can follow the adventures of the mask on the Theatre Olympics website and social media. The traditional theatrical mask will arrive in Hungary for the opening event on 15 April, where it will also cross the Danube as part of a breathtaking production.