Catherine Vidal | M.-C. Hamel

Catherine Vidal

Catherine Vidal studied acting at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal, but it’s as a director that she has made her name. She first attracted attention for her productions of stage adaptations of literary works, including Walser, a collage of the writings of Swiss author Robert Walser, and notably Le grand cahier, a stage version of the novel by Agota Kristof (presented at the NAC in 2012). Her meticulous approach has informed stunning productions of plays such as Étienne Lepage’s Robin et Marion (2012), David Harrower’s Des couteaux dans les poules (Knives in Hens, 2013), and Thomas Bernhard’s Avant la retraite (2014).