| Maude Chavin
Playwright, performer and creator

Magali Lemèle

An actor and director with an unquenchable thirst for discovery, Magali Lemèle has taken master classes with Christian Lapointe, Alice Ronfard, Robert Favreau, Galin Stoev and Léa Pool, and at the Banff Centre. In 2011, she received Théâtre Action’s Artistic Excellence Award for her performance in Le bout du monde (Théâtre du Trillium), and her direction of Gino earned the 2011 Rideau Award for Best New Production of the Year. In 2013, she received the Ontario Ministry of Culture Creation Award and was named Radio-Canada’s Personality of the Week. Magali was one of the young professional artists featured in the International Rendez-vous program at the 2013 Festival TransAmériques in Montreal. She co-directed and appeared in Je n’y suis plus at the NAC French Theatre, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario and Salle Fred-Barry; her performance earned her the 2013 Rideau Award for Best Performance by a Female Actor and the 2013 Avant-Première Culturiades’ Performing Arts Award. She appeared in Théâtre de la Tangente’s production of Americandream.ca, presented at Zones Théâtrales 2015 and on tour in 2017–18. For the Théâtre de l’Île in Gatineau (Hull), she recently directed Mambo Italiano and will appear in Les muses orphelines in 2018. Her play Dans le bleu is being workshopped at Zones Théâtrales 2017.