Micheline Chevrier

Metteuse en scène

Micheline Chevrier
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Biographie

For over thirty years, Micheline has worked across Canada and abroad as a director, artistic director and dramaturge. As a director, she has worked at such theatres as The Shaw Festival, the National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, the Citadel, the Globe Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, Young People’s Theatre, Théâtre français de Toronto, the Centaur Theatre, Segal Centre, Geordie Productions, Imago Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick and BeMe Productions (Barcelona and Munich).

At the Shaw Festival, Micheline has directed six productions including Carole Fréchette’s Helen’s Necklace and Michel Tremblay’s Albertine in Five Times, as well as A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf and The Tinker’s Wedding by J.M. Synge. Micheline also has worked at the National Arts Centre, having directed an evening of Chekhov one-acts under the title of The Vaudevilles of Chekhov, as well as David French’s Salt-Water Moon, Michel Marc Bouchard’s Written on Water and Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Her directorial credits also include works by Molière, Shakespeare, Coward, as well as several Canadian playwrights such as John Murrell, Wendy Lill, David Young, Ann-Marie Macdonald, Erin Shields, debbie tucker green, Hannah Moscovitch, just to name a few. She has also directed several plays in translation by several Quebec playwrights, including Michel Tremblay, Michel Marc Bouchard, Jean–Marc Dalpé, François Archambault and Carole Fréchette.

Over the course of her career, she has worked on several major outdoor presentations in locations such as Toronto’s High Park, Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley and Parliament Hill. From 1995 to 2000, Micheline was the Artistic Director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa, where she directed several new creations as well as several Canadian classics. She was Associate Artistic Director at Theatre New-Brunswick from 1990 to 1992, Associate Dramaturge at Playwrights Workshop Montreal from 1992 to 1993 and, from 2002 to 2004, was Associate Artist at Canadian Stage in Toronto. In January 2011, Micheline joined Imago Theatre as Associate Director and, in July 2013, became its Artistic and Executive Director. She has also directed and taught at the National Theatre School, Concordia University, McGill University, York University, Dalhousie University and University of Alberta among others. Micheline has received a Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary) for Best Direction, two Capital Critics Awards (Ottawa) for Best Direction and Best Production, a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto) for Best Production, and a META (Montreal) for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production.

Depuis plus de trente ans, Micheline Chevrier travaille au Canada et à l’étranger à titre de metteure en scène, directrice artistique et dramaturge.  Elle a œuvré comme metteure en scène, entre autres, au Shaw Festival, au Centre national des Arts, à Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, le Citadel, Globe Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, Young People’s Theatre, Théâtre français de Toronto, Théâtre Centaur, Centre Segal, Geordie Productions, Imago Théâtre, Théâtre New Brunswick et BeMe Productions (Barcelone et Munich).

Au Shaw Festival, Micheline a dirigé six productions dont Helen’s Necklace de Carole Fréchette, Albertine in Five Times de Michel Tremblay, et A Room of One’s Own de Virginia Woolf.  Micheline a également travaillé au Centre national des Arts où elle a dirigé une soirée de pièces en un acte de Chekhov présentées sous le titre de The Vaudevilles of Chekhov, ainsi que Written on Water de Michel Marc Bouchard et Accidental Death of an Anarchist de Dario Fo.  Elle a aussi mis en scène des œuvres de Molière, Shakespeare, Coward ainsi que des œuvres des auteurs canadiens John Murrell, Wendy Lill, David Young, Erin Shields, Ann-Marie Macdonald, debbie tucker green, Hannah Moscovitch, pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns.  Elle a dirigé plusieurs pièces traduites d’auteurs québécois tels que Michel Tremblay, Michel Marc Bouchard, Jean-Marc Dalpé, François Archambault, Pierre-Michel Tremblay et Carole Fréchette.

De 1995 à 2000, Micheline a été directrice artistique du Great Canadian Theatre Company à Ottawa où elle a mis en scène plusieurs nouvelles créations ainsi que plusieurs œuvres classiques canadiennes.  Elle a été directrice artistique adjointe au Theatre New Brunswick de 1990 à 1992, dramaturge associée à Playwrights Workshop Montréal de 1992 à 1993 et de 2002 à 2004, artiste associée au Canadian Stage à Toronto.  En janvier 2011, Micheline s’est jointe à Imago Théâtre à titre de directrice adjointe et est devenue en juillet 2013, sa directrice générale et artistique.  Elle a aussi enseigné et dirigé, entre autres,  à l’École nationale de théâtre, à l’Université Concordia, à l’Université McGill, et aux universités de York,  Dalhousie et de l’Alberta.

Micheline a reçu plusieurs prix pour ses productions et mise en scènes dont  le Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary), le Capital Critics Awards (Ottawa), le Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto) et le META (Montréal).