Chantal Bilodeau

Last updated: April 12, 2019

Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle – an organization seeking to foster dialogue around our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and encourage people to take action. She is also the founder of the online platform Artists and Climate Change and a co-founder of Climate Change Theatre Action, a worldwide series of readings and performances of climate change plays that coincide with the United Nations COP meetings. She is currently working on a series of eight plays that look at the social and environmental changes taking place in the eight Arctic states.

She is a recipient of the Woodward International Playwriting Prize as well as the First Prize in the Earth Matters on Stage Ecodrama Festival and the Uprising National Playwriting Competition. Her translations include over 20 plays by contemporary playwrights Sébastien David (Quebec), Mohamed Kacimi (Algeria), Koffi Kwahulé (Côte d’Ivoire), Catherine Léger (Quebec), Étienne Lepage (Quebec), David Paquet (Quebec), and Larry Tremblay (Quebec). Her plays have been presented in two dozen countries across the world.

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