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Fournier, Alain

Alain Fournier
Alain Fournier

Quebec-based playwright, actor, and director, born August 5, 1951. Alain Fournier graduated from the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal in 1973. He completed a Masters degree in Dramatic Art in 1987 at Université de Québec à Montréal.

He experimented with multidisciplinary and musical forms to bring his particular kind of theatre to young audiences, collaborating with André Brassard, Lorraine Pintal, Alexandre Hausvater, and Denis Marleau. He acted in L'Histoire de l'oie by Michel Marc Bouchard at Théâtre des Deux Mondes in 1991, which subsequently toured around the world.

He directed his own work, Circuit fermé at la Salle Fred-Barry, Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale / Théâtre Denise-Pelletier; Le Bélier (Battering Ram) by David Freeman at Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, and Déséquilibre, le défi by Gilbert Dupuis at Dynamo Théâtre (2000), Mon oncle Marcel qui vague vague près du métro Berri by Dupuis (1990), and Kushapatchikan et Le Chapeau de plomb, also by Dupuis. In 1981, Fournier created the memorable spectacle Faust Performance, with Michel Demers and Michel Gonneville, based on texts by Goethe, Durrell, Eisler, Ghelderolde, Marlowe and Valéry, presented simultaneously in two theatres on the boulevard Saint-Laurent in Montreal: Le Milieu and Le Lux.

He has also acted for series television, including La petite patrie from 1974-76.

Since 1988, Fournier has been a professor at l’École supérieure de théâtre at the Université de Québec à Montréal. In 2011, he was appointed the Director of the theatre program.

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Last updated 2020-12-07