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Bastien, Jean-Luc

Prolific actor and director in theatre, film, television, and radio, born in Montreal Quebec in 1939. He studied at the National Theatre School of Canada and in France, and began his acting career in 1964. He was a founding member of Jean-Claude Germain’s “Les Enfants de Chenier”.

He taught theatre at the College Lionel-Groulx in the seventies, and served on the executive of the Association quebecoise du jeune theatre, and the Centre des auteurs dramatiques. Since 1970 he has been associated with the Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale / Théâtre Denise-Pelletier in various capacities, including Artistic Director. He has directed productions in most of Montreal's French theatres.

He has been a strong advocate of Quebec playwrights, and has directed new works by Jean Barbeau, Denis Boucher, Jean Daigle, and Normand Chaurette.

Source: Adrien Gruslin. "Bastien, Jean-Luc," The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre. Eds. Eugene Benson and L.W. Conolly. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1989.

Last updated 2020-03-20