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Author and set designer

Marie-Pierre Proulx

Multitalented artist Marie‑Pierre Proulx is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s theatre program (B.A. and M.A.). Besides being the assistant administrator of the Théâtre de la Vieille 17, she works as a playwright and set designer for various theatre companies in the Ottawa–Gatineau region. She is currently designing the sets for Le Gars qui voulait se faire phénix (Théâtre du Trillium), Vie et mort d’un char boiteux (Créations In Vivo), Cinéma (Théâtre la Catapulte and Théâtre Belvédère), and Quelques humains and Porc-Épic (Théâtre Belvédère). She also contributed (as a playwright and set designer) to the creation of the play Ceci n’est pas une lettre d’adieu… (Théâtre la Catapulte), premiering at Zones Théâtrales 2017. As a member of the writers’ collective Les Poids Plumes, she was on the creative team for the shows Le Cabaret Trendy-Trash and Musique pour un monte-charge français (et autres curieux désordres). She co-wrote Autopsies de biscuits chinois with Annie Cloutier and Antoine Côté Legault (Théâtre Belvédère and Théâtre du Trillium). Marie‑Pierre received the 2015 RBC National Award for Excellence – Emerging Artist from the Fondation pour l’avancement du théâtre francophone au Canada.

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