Maureen Labonté is a dramaturge, translator, and teacher. She has also coordinated a number of play development programs in theatres across Canada, including Quebec’s Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD) and Playwrights Workshop Montreal. From 2009 to 2012, she served as jury chair for the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Labonté has been the co-director of the Banff Playwrights’ Colony since 2008, and has been on faculty since 2003, when she began as resident dramaturge. In 2005, she was named program head.
Short-listed 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation