Actor, poet, playwright and singer

Gabriel Robichaud

Last updated: August 3, 2017

Born and raised in Moncton, Gabriel Robichaud is an actor, poet, playwright and singer. His plays have been given staged readings in Caraquet, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa and Québec and in Montpellier, France. He is the author of two poetry collections: La promenade des ignorés (2011) and Les anodins (2014, nominated for the 2015 LeDroit Theatre Award and the 2016 Éloize Award for Literary Artist of the Year), both published by Éditions Perce-Neige. A third anthology, Acadie Road, is in pre-publication. In summer 2015, his text Cocktail, a hybrid of short story and stage play, was included in the Y Parait literary project and was subsequently published by Possible Éditions. His play Le lac aux deux falaises (Éditions Prise de parole) was read at Zones Théâtrales 2015 and coproduced by Théâtre l’Escaouette and Théâtre de Quartier in March 2016. Early versions of Crow Bar were given readings in spring 2014 and April 2017; the play will be read at Zones Théâtrales 2017. Gabriel has performed with theatres across Acadia, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba. Selected stage credits include Love is in the birds, une soirée francophone sans boule disco (premiered at Zones Théâtrales 2013), À quoi ça sert d'être brillant si t'éclaires personne (2015) and Plus (+) que toi (2015); he has also participated in literary shows, including Anthologie Diasporeuse (2014–16), Manifeste Scalène (2016–17), Abécédaire des mots en perte de sens (2017) and Anaïs et Henry (2017). Gabriel is representing New Brunswick (Literature – Short Story) at this summer’s Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He moved to Ottawa in September 2014.