2020 Siminovitch Prize Finalist

Annick Lefebvre


She writes as one who seeks to disrupt the silences, the lies of our relationships to the Other and to ourselves. She writes to galvanize the immobile and the murky. Her words burn and blaze. Her message is a breath held too long. Rebecca Déraspe, Le privilège de t’embrasser
Last updated: November 3, 2020

Annick Lefebvre holds a degree in playwriting and theatre critique from UQAM (2004). She is the  founder of Le Crachoir, a company dedicated to placing the author, female or not, at the centre of  the creation-production-performance process. She has written several plays, including Ce samedi il pleuvait (shortlisted for the 2013 Michel-Tremblay Award); La machine à révolte (shortlisted for  the 2015 Louise-LaHaie Award); J’accuse (shortlisted for the 2015 Michel-Tremblay Award, the 2015 Critics’ Choice Award from the Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre [AQCT]  and the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award); Les barbelés (shortlisted for the 2019 Critics’  Choice Award from the AQCT); ColoniséEs (winner of the 2019 Michel-Tremblay Award and  shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award); and several short scripts for collective events. She adapted J’accuse twice, once for a production in Belgium, and once for a French  production. Annick Lefebvre was chosen as protégée by playwright Olivier Choinière, laureate of  the 2014 Siminovitch Prize. Her plays are published by Dramaturges Éditeurs.  

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