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Actor, playwright, director

Philippe Boutin

Last updated: June 17, 2021

A 2013 graduate of the Collège Lionel-Groulx theatre program (major in acting) and recipient of the Excellence Scholarship, Philippe Boutin is an actor, writer, teacher and director. He quickly distinguished himself as a creator to watch with his first ambitious plays: Détruire, nous allons, a large-scale show featuring 40 actors on a football field and presented as part of the OFFTA 2013, and Le Vin Herbé (Prix Opus, Discovery of the Year), an epic opera-theatre piece with a cast of nearly 70 artists (actors, dancers, singers and musicians), presented at Arsenal Montreal in June 2016 and produced by BOP. In 2018, he founded the company Empire Panique, which will produce his next large-scale creation, a diptych co-written with Étienne Lepage. The Rise of the BlingBling is a pop retelling of the Jesus Christ myth. 

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