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Chevrier, Micheline

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Micheline Chevrier

Ontario-based director, born in 1958. She studied at McGill University, and has worked across the country, in French and English for thirty years.

Among the works she has directed are Molière's L'école des femmes/School For Wives (Théâtre Français de Toronto); Carol Shields' Fashion Power Guilt (Prairie Theatre Exchange); David French's Salt-Water Moon (Globe Theatre); Joanna Glass' If We Are Women (Centaur Theatre); and Gina Wilkinson's My Mother's Feet (Canadian Stage 2005). She has also directed at Alberta Theatre Projects and Youtheatre.

She worked as Associate Artistic Director at Theatre New Brunswick and associate dramaturg at Playwrights' Workshop. She was Artistic Director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, Ontario (1995-2000) and directed often for the company. In February, 2000, she directed its production of Kimberley Orton's An Act of Ruth. In October 2001, she directed A Room of One's Own at the National Arts Centre.

She has also worked as stage manager for Necessary Angel, Young People's Theatre, Stratford Festival, Manitoba Theatre Centre and Theatre Plus.

Chevrier was an Associate Director of Imago Theatre from 2009 to 2013. For Imago, she directed Champs de Mars: A Story of War in 2009, Thinking of Yu by Carole Fréchette, and If We Were Birds by Erin Shields. In 2013, she became Artistic Director and General Manager of Imago Theatre, and directed its productions of La corneille by Lise Vaillancourt (co-production with UniThéâtre, 2014); Random by English playwright Debbie Tudor Green (co-production with Black Theatre Workshop, 2015); and Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy at the Centaur Theatre in 2016.

Chevrier has received a Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary) for Best Direction, two Capital Critics Awards (Ottawa) for Best Direction and Best Production, a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto) for Best Production, and a META (Montreal) for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production.

She has taught at National Theatre School of Canada, University of Alberta, Concordia University, McGill University, York University, and Dalhousie University.

Micheline Chevrier believes that Canadian theatre should celebrate the country's diversity. It should explore the dangers of living a full life.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois. Additional information provided by Alvina Ruprecht and Anne Nothof.

Last updated 2020-01-14