news | Tuesday September 6, 2022
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of beloved author and playwright Normand Chaurette on August 31, 2022. A pioneer of LGBTQIA2S+ theatre in Canada, his work has changed the cultural landscape for the better. We are grateful for the tremendous impact of Chaurette’s writing.
Chaurette was a prolific writer and a three-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for French-Language Drama. It has been a true honour to publish four of his plays, The Queens, The Concise Köchel, Fragments of a Farewell Letter Read by Geologists, and All the Verdis of Venice, in translation. His work has been performed all over the world and we know it will continue to hold resonance in years to come.
Normand Chaurette’s loss will be felt profoundly. Our condolences to his loved ones and our ongoing gratitude for his words.