Mender of Solitudes
A unifying force on the Franco-Ontarian cultural scene, André Perrier is accomplished in several theatrical professions. He is an actor and playwright, but above all a director: he has staged numerous plays, including the French-language adaptation of Pamela Gien’s The Syringa Tree (Le lilas africain, 2019). Among his many awards is a 2000 Masque for Du pépin à la fissure, which brought the words of the sublime poet Patrice Desbiens to the stage. From 1998 to 2004, he was the artistic director of Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury. He currently teaches at the University of Ottawa, and since 1990, has been the director of Théâtre Triangle Vital.