DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
Acting (French Theatre)
Playwright, conceptualizer, set designer and director, Claude Guilmain is cofounder of le Théâtre La Tangente, compagnie de creation of Toronto and was its artistic director for 13 years (1994 to 2007). His plays, L’Égoïste ( Trillium Prize 2000 finalist) and La Passagère (which was produced in 2001 and in 2003 became the most important tour for adult audiences of an original work from Francophone Ontario) have been published by Les Éditions Prise de Parole. His third play, Requiem pour un trompettiste opened the Festival Zones Théâtrales at the Centre national des Arts (NAC) in 2005 and was nominated for the Masque de la production franco-canadienne en 2006. Le Théâtre du Trillium’s production of Petits crimes conjugaux, directed by Claude Guilmain was nominated for a Masque de la production franco-canadienne the previous year(2005).In May of 2008, his text No Man’s Land was presented at the Festival du Jamais Lu in Montréal.
As a participant in the Office national du Film du Canada’s (NFB) Momentum program, he directed his first documentary, Portrait of a perfect stranger. Front lines, his second documentaryalso with the ONF, was presented by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, on November 10 th 2008 at the Canadian War Museum and during the Remembrance day ceremonies and at La Rochelle France, and was broadcast on RDI, CBC NewsWorld and PBS. He is currently working on two documentaries for the ONF and directed a Film Portrait of Québécois actress Françoise Faucher for the 2010 Governor General Performing Arts Awards.