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Suzanne Lebeau
Photo : FX Gaudreault
Suzanne Lebeau

List of works mentioned in Actes du Théâtre :
L'Ogrelet
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Actes du Théâtre n° 64 April 2013

Suzanne Lebeau was born in Canada in 1948. She studied literature and education as well as training as an actress before she began to write plays for children. From 1966 onwards she acted in productions of Molière, Ionesco and Stoppard. From 1970 to 1983 she taught writing for young audiences, in particular at the National Theatre School of Canada. In 1975 together with Gervais Gaudreault she founded Le Carrousel theatre company, for which she mainly writes and acts. She is now recognised as one of the world’s leading playwrights for young audiences. In 1998 the International Assembly of French-speaking parliamentarians made her a Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade for her life’s work.

Selected bibliography: Souliers de sable (2006), Conte du jour et de la nuit (1991), Comment vivre avec les hommes quand on est un géant (1990), Ti-jean voudrait ben s’marier, mais… (1990), La Marelle (1984), Les Petits Pouvoirs (1983) chez Léméac; Petit Pierre (2002), L’Ogrelet (1997), Contes à rebours (1997) chez Lanctôt; Salvador (1996), Contes d’enfants réels (1995) chez VLB; Le bruit des os qui craquent (2008) ; Frontière Nord (in Théâtre en court 2, 2007), Le Grillon (in 25 petites pièces d’auteur, 2007), Souliers de sable (2007), Petit Pierre (2006), Une lune entre deux maisons (2006), L’Ogrelet (2003), Salvador 2002) chez Théâtrales/ Jeunesse. Itinéraire d’auteur, CNES la Chartreuse (2002).

Company/personal website:
http://www.lecarrousel.net/fr/compagnie/suzanne_lebeau.html