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Playwright / Actor, Gabriel Dumont's Wild West Show

Jean Marc Dalpé

“A political venture, a collective voice, an irrepressible desire to denounce past wrongs, to denounce those responsible who profited from those wrongs, to denounce the mechanisms of the historic abuse that still lingers today!


It’s as if I’m reconnecting with the person I was 20 years ago … despite my grey hair, my pot belly, and my tendency to fall asleep watching the evening news.”


As one of Brigitte Haentjens’ creative partners for some 40 years, Jean Marc Dalpé has translated or adapted Brecht and Weill’s Threepenny Opera, Molly Bloom (based on James Joyce’s novel Ulysses), and Shakespeare’s Richard III. An accomplished actor and award-winning poet, he portrayed a truculent Falstaff in Olivier Kemeid’s Five Kings – l’histoire de notre chute, and is a driving force in Ontario’s poetry community, with two anthologies (Et d’ailleurs and Gens d’ici) published by Prise de parole. Inspired by the spoken word, his spare and rhythmic writing also shines in fiction (his debut novel, Un vent se lève qui éparpille, published in English as Scattered in a Rising Wind, won the 2000 Governor General’s Award for Fiction) and plays (including August: An Afternoon in the Country, Trick or Treat and Le chien).