Martine Beaulne

As a graduate of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal (1975), Martine Beaulne travelled the world with a powerful yearning to explore what was being done elsewhere. With Giovanni Poli, Eugenio Barba, Guy Freixe, Shogu Otah, and the group Dairakudakan, in places around the world, she furthered her knowledge of subjects ranging from commedia dell’arte to modern Noh, butoh to classic comedy. Armed with this impressive body of experience, the stage director began building a solid reputation. Starting in 1991, she began directing—at, among others, Théâtre de la Veillée, the NAC, TPQ, TNM, Rideau Vert, and La Licorne—such works as L'arbre des Tropiques, Cinq Nô modernes, Désir sous les ormes, La Locandiera, Albertine, en cinq temps, Le vrai monde?, Roméo et Juliette, Dom Juan, La Savetière prodigieuse, and Avaler la mer et les poissons. In 2004, she directed Urnos, a multidisciplinary project by La Nef, presented at Usine C. She then staged Top Girls, Blue Heart, and Toutefemme at Espace Go. She directed the premieres of Le Doute and Le Déni for DUCEPPE. Next came Les Saisons, Louis Mailloux, and Cantate de guerre. She returned to DUCEPPE for Les Muses orphelines in 2013, Août – Un repas à la campagne in 2014, and David Mamet’s Race in 2016. Since 2013 at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, she has directed Menotti’s The Visitors, Poulenc’s La Voix humaine, and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. In 2004, Leméac published her essay on stage direction, Le Passeur d’âmes, and in 2012, Dramaturges Éditeurs published Voir de l’intérieur, which she co-wrote with Sylvie Drapeau.