François Archambault graduated from the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada in 1993 and has also completed a major in French Studies at the Université de Montréal. Between 1989 and 1998, he wrote twelve plays and his work appeared in seven anthologies. His 1992 play Le jour de la fête de Martin was among the thirteen finalists selected in the Concours Val’en Scène in Valenciennes, France, and received a special mention from the jury.
Archambault secured his reputation as a sharp social satirist with his earlier plays Cul sec (Fast Lane) and Les gagnants (The Winners). He further established his importance on the Québec theatre scene with the award-winning 15 Seconds, a darkly humorous play about social alienation arising from superficial relationships.
Winner 1998 Governor General’s Award for Drama
Short-listed 2000 Governor General's Award for Translation