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Sauvageau, Booth

Pen name of Yves Hébert, actor/playwright born in Waterloo, Québec in 1946, died in Granby, Québec in 1970.

He had founded a theatre company in Waterloo and worked with a Sherbrooke-based workshop before enrolling at the National Theatre School of Canada. While he was there, in 1966, he won two of the top three prizes in the young authors competition sponsored by Radio-Canada. When he left the school he toured the country with the Jeunes comédiens section of the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde. He followed by working with Jean-Claude Germain, 1969-70.

His works were all performed and published after his suicide. His most popular play, Wouf Wouf (premiered by the Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale / Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, 1974 at the Salle du Gésu and directed by André Montmorency), is a freewheeling phantasmagoria of words, images and stagecraft that tells of a young man's battles against the established order.

Other plays include: Mûres de Pierre, Jean et Marie and Papa.

Last updated 2008-07-08