Michel Marc Bouchard
Playwright, screenwriter, and exhibition curator Michel Marc Bouchard has written some twenty plays including Les Feluettes (Lilies), Les Muses orphelines (The Orphan Muses), L’Histoire de l’oie (The Tale of Teeka), Le Chemin des passes dangereuses (Down Dangerous Passes Road), and, most recently, Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm), Christine, la reine-garçon (The Girl King) and La Divine illusion (The Divine). His works, translated into over fifteen languages, have been performed in major theatres in Quebec, Canada, and abroad, as well as at some of the most renowned international festivals. A recipient of the National Arts Centre Award, the Chalmers Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, the Prix de l’Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre, the Primo Arte Candoni (Italy), the Prix de SACD (Paris), and the Lambda Literary Award (New York), he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2005, a Knight of the Order of Quebec in 2012, and a member of Quebec’s Academy of Letters in 2015. His plays Les Feluettes, Les Muses orphelines, L’Histoire de l’oie (Gémeau for Best Dramatic Work, 1998), Les Grandes chaleurs, Tom à la ferme (Critics Award, 2013, Venice Film Festival), and Christine, la reine-garçon have been adapted for the screen. Michel Marc Bouchard is currently writing his second opera, an adaptation of Christine, la reine-garçon for the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, with composer Ana Sokolovic.
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