Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses and Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Department of Theatre

1960 – Diploma, École supérieure d'art dramatique de l'Est, Strasbourg

Office: 819-778-2215
Work E-mail: egervari@uOttawa.ca

Tibor Egervari


Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

Born in Hungary, Tibor Egervari, started his theatrical career at the Centre dramatique de l'Est (today Théâtre national de Strasbourg). In 1965 he joined the National Theatre School of Canada as Assistant Director of the French Section. From 1971 until his retirement in 2004, he has been teaching in the Department of Theatre of the University of Ottawa. He served, for several years, on the Executive Committees of both the Senate and the Board of Governors. He chaired twice the Department of Theatre, was Chairman of the Department of Visual Arts and finished his administrative duties as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts (2003-2004).

A stage director by trade, Tibor Egervari has been artistic director of several theatre companies, notably, for fourteen years, of the Théâtre du Peuple (Bussang) France's oldest popular theatre. He also founded and directed Histrions (1996-2009) known for its staged reading of classical plays.

Tibor Egervari has staged more that ninety shows in France and in Canada, has published several articles on director's training and on the relationship between the theatre and its social environment. His play, Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice in Auschwitz has been published in A Certain William; Adapting Shakespeare in Francophone Canada by Playwrights Canada Press (2009).

Awards and achievements

Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (France)

Officier des Palmes académiques (France)

Professor of the Year Award, Faculty of Arts, 2000

Tibor Egervari
La Paix d'Aristophane

La Paix d'Aristophane, adaptation by Hubert Gignoux, decor and costumes by Abd'El Kader Farrah, Strasbourg, 1960

Le Songe d'une nuit d'été

Le Songe d'une nuit d'été, by Shakespeare, decor and costumes by Marie-Hélène Butel,Théâtre du Peuple de Bussang, 1976

Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice in Auschwitz

Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice in Auschwitz, by Tibor Egervari, decor by Margaret Coderre-Williams, costumes by Angela Haché, Théâtre Distinct, University of Ottawa, 1993

The Emperor of Atlantis

The Emperor of Atlantis, Viktor Ullmann opera, decor and costumes by Sheri Bennett, The Terezin Project, Halifax, 1998

Happy Days

Happy Days, by Beckett, with Terry Tweed and Gilles Provost, Art Penson decor and costumes, Histrions, 2004


Woyzeck, by Georg Büchner, decor by Margaret Coderre-Williams, costumes by Judith De Boer, Comédie des Deux Rives, 2009-08-28


Fields of Interest

  • Directing
  • Histoire du théâtre et de son contexte social
  • Early modern contact and exploration
  • Performance studies
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