Fernand Rainville graduated from the National Theatre School in 1985 and directed more than a hundred different events, from musicals to equestrian shows, as well as sound and light shows and more intimate theatre performances. Associated with Cirque du Soleil for a few years, he directed shows such as Amaluna and Wintuk, presented from 2007 to 2010 in New York. He also directed the opening show of the 2007 Super Bowl in Miami. These past years, he has contributed to different events outside the country in theatres and other venues in Moscow and in Kazakhstan, among others.
Fernand Rainville has been collaborating the Théâtre de la Manufacture for 30 years now. After the success of Glengarry Glen Ross, written by David Mamet, he directed plays such as Le samouraï amoureux by Maryse Pelletier (1991), La vie sans mode d’emploi by Sally Clark (1993) and Les rues de l’alligator by Abla Farhoud (1998). Trick or Treat by Jean Marc Dalpé, presented in 1999 at La Licorne in Montreal, got three nominations at the 2000 Gala des masques. In 2002, he directs Howie le Rookie by Mark O’Rowe. The play was re-created in 2004 and 2005 and welcomed by NAC French Theatre in October 2005.
In 2006 he reconnects with Dalpé’s work when he directs Août, un repas à la campagne. The show is a success in Montreal and is shortly presented again by NAC French Theatre in October 2007. Again for the Théâtre de la Manufacture he directs François Archambault’s Tu te souviendras de moi which was presented across Canada as well as two more times at La Licorne.