The announcement was made public on Wednesday. He learned it last week. Thomas Jolly has just been appointed artistic director of the next ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Paris. At the head of the drama center of the Quai, in Angers (Maine-et-Loire), he became known for his extraordinary shows. Considered a “prodigy” of French theatre, he is one of the best directors of the moment but still remains little known to the general public. The Olympics offer him a unique opportunity to leave his mark.