On 4 December
this year's second General Assembly of the European Theatre Union
was held at the Stary Teatre in Krakow. During the GA presidential and board elections also took place. The representatives of UTE member theatres have unanimously elected Gábor Tompa
, the Artistic Director of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, as president for a new two-year term. The newly elected UTE board members are: Nuno Cardoso
(Sao Joao National Theatre, Porto, Portugal), Florian Hirsch
(Luxembourg National Theatre), Tamara Vuckovic Manojlovic
(Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Belgrade, Serbia), Waldemar Raźniak
(Stary Teatr, Krakow, Poland), Francisca Carneiro Fernandes
(Porto, Portugal), Csaba Antal
As re-elected President, Gábor Tompa
expressed his intention to continue the work started in his previous mandates: international co-productions, artisitic exchange programs and workshops, the regular organisation of the Festival of the Union, expansion of the European Theatre Union with new theatres of exceptional artistic quality.
The European Theatre Union was founded in 1990 by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang and Giorgio Strehler, director of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, and has since become one of the most influential theatre associations in Europe. Today, UTE unites 26 members, bringing together theatres of national and international influence from all over Europe and beyond.