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Rébecca Déraspe

Rébecca Déraspe graduated from the playwriting programme of the National Theatre School of Canada in May 2010. She is the author of a number of internationally produced and translated plays, including Deux ans de votre vie (You Are Happy), Plus que toiPeau d’oursGamètes (Gametes), NinoJe suis William (I Am William), Le merveilleux voyage de Réal de MontréalPartout ailleursNos petits doigtsFaire la leçon (The Lessons), and Ceux qui se sont évaporés. She has adapted several classics, including Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Her plays Les filles du Saint-LaurentFanny, and Faire crier les murs were recently produced in France and Québec, and she is now developing her play Les glaces at Théâtre la Licorne, where she has been a playwright-in-residence since 2018. Déraspe won the Prix Michel-Tremblay and the 2020 Montréal Critics’ Prize for Best New Play for Ceux qui se sont évaporés; the 2018 Montréal Critic’s Prize for Best Play for Young Audiences and the Prix Louise-Lahaye for Je suis William; the 2017 Montréal Critics’ Prize for Best New Play for Gamètes, which toured throughout Québec and across Canada; and the 2010 BMO Financial Group Playwright’s Prize for Deux ans de votre vie. She writes and hosts the web series Le lexique de la polémique for Savoir Média.

Books by Rébecca Déraspe