Robert Lepage

Robert Lepage

Biography

Versatile in every form of theatre craft, Robert Lepage is equally talented as a director, playwright, actor and film director. His creative and original approach to theatre has won him international acclaim and shaken the dogma of classical stage direction to its foundations, especially through his use of new technologies.

Among his most noticed work for the stage: Dragons’ Trilogy, his solos Needles and Opium, The Far Side of The Moon, The Andersen Project and 887; at the opera: The Damnation of Faust, The Nightingale and Other short Fables, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen and L'Amour de loin; his multimedia creations: The Image Mill, The Library at Night, Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Tour and Growing Up Tour, and and TOTEM for Cirque du Soleil.

At the invitation of Ariane Mnouchkine, he is currently working on Kanata, a new theatrical creation with Le Théâtre du Soleil.

Among Robert Lepage’s most important awards, the Légion d’honneur; the Stanislavski Award, the Prix Europe; the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Eugene McDermott Award at MIT; the Glenn Gould Prize, and he was made Compagnon des Arts et des lettres du Québec.

Biography courtesy of Ex Machina.