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Chouinard, Normand

Normand Chouinard
Normand Chouinard

Quebec-based character actor and director, born in 1948 in Quebec City.

Normand Chouinard studied law before attending the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec and beginning a rich career in television and film as well as on stage.

His many theatre credits include the title role of Molière's Georges Dandin (Théâtre du Nouveau Monde/TNM, 1994); Malvolio in Shakespeare's Nuit des rois/Twelfth Night (Théâtre du Rideau Vert, 1993); Vladimir in the celebrated André Brassard production of Beckett's En attendant Godot/Waiting for Godot (TNM, 1993). He starred in the 1998 TNM production of Don Quichotte/Don Quixote, adapted by Wajdi Mouawad and directed by Dominic Champagne. He appeared in the February, 2000, Allan Sandler co-production of La cage aux folles opposite Rémy Girard.

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André Brassard's 1992 production of Samuel Beckett's En attendant Godot/Waiting For Godot with Rémy Girard (l) and Normand Chouinard at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde

Normand Chouinard served as head of the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal from 1995-2001. He also co-managed a summer theatre, Théâtre des Grands Chênes, in Kingsey Falls, Quebec.

His performances were marked by his mobile face, magnificent voice, and total control of the energies of the stage.

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Last updated 2020-11-03