René-Daniel Dubois was born in Montreal in 1955. As an actor who trained at the National Theatre School of Canada (1973-76) and at the Institut Alain Knapp in Paris (1978-79), he has directed numerous stage shows (Opéra mobile du Québec, Opéra de chambre du Québec, Productions Ma chère Pauline, Rideau Vert, Jeunesses musicales du Canada, Café de la Place) and has taught at the National Theatre School of Canada and at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec. Film, television, music (as a lyricist), he has touched upon every aspect of the scenic arts.
He received the Governor General Prize for Literature in 1984 for his play Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins. He was a member of the board of directors at the Centre d’essai des auteurs dramatiques in 1980-81 and became its president in 1989. His play Being at Home with Claude was adapted for film in 1992.
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