Born in Sorel, Québec in 1963, Dominic Champagne is one of the leading Québécois playwrights of his generation. Also an accomplished director, he is the artistic director at Théâtre Il Va Sans Dire, which he co-founded in 1981. He has written over ten plays, including La Cité Interdite, Import-Export and Le Soldat Inconnu. His most recent projects include Hugo ou la Vengeance de Calypso, co-written with two writers from the French Caribbean, and Cabaret Neiges Noires, written in collaboration with Jean-François Caron, Jean-Frédéric Messier, and Pascale Rafie.
In addition to writing for television, Champagne teaches playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada, is a founding member of l’Association Québécois des Auteurs Dramatiques, and is a member of Cead (Centre des auteurs dramatiques).
Playing Bare (1993) is his first play in translation. La Répétition, in its original French, was awarded the Québec Theatre Critic’s prize for the best play of the 1990 season, and was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for French drama. La Répétition was filmed by Radio Canada and for Les Beaux Dimanches.
Short-listed 1994 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation