David Paquet

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David Paquet is a graduate in playwriting from the National Theatre School of Canada (2006) and lives in Montreal. His plays Porc-épic, 2h14, Appels Entrants Illimités, Les Grands-Mères Mortes (co-writer), Le Brasier, Histoires à Plumes et à Poils (co-writer), Le Soulier, Chansons pour le Musée (co-writer), Le Poids des Fourmis, as well as his two one-man-shows of stand-up poetry, Papiers Mâchés and Le Voilier (Manifeste du Fragile), have garnered international praise and have been produced in more than 12 countries all over North America and Europe. David has been the recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award for French-language drama, the Prix Michel-Tremblay, two Prix Sony-Labou-Tansi, two Quebec Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Play for Young Audiences, and Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui’s Audience Choice Award. He translated Hannah Moscovitch’s In This World into French and is currently working on an adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening. He also teaches playwriting and acts as a dramaturg for, among others, the National Theatre School of Canada, the Centre des auteurs dramatiques, and the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal.