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matralab, CIAM and SAVAP present:


Who: playwright and director *Louis Patrick Leroux
in discussion with Sandeep Bhagwati
*member Permutational Dramaturgies Group
(Sandeep Bhagwati/Jean-Claude Bustros/ Louis Patrick Leroux)
actors: François Bertrand-Prévost, Josianne DiCaire, Valérie Dumas

What: Dialogues fantasques pour causeurs éperdus
(Fantastical Dialogues for Smitten Conversationalists),
a series of nine improbable plays

When: march 11- 7:00 pm

EV-011-705 Concordia University,
1515 St. Catherine St. West, Montréal, Québec. H3G 2W1

Leroux and three performers will present excerpts of “dialogues fantasques pour causeurs éperdus”, a complex theatre text currently in development. The performances will be intermixed with discussion facilitated by Sandeep Bhagwati. Discussion with Sandeep Bhagwati will be in English, performance of text excerpts in French with one English text, questions and comments will be welcome in both languages.

Patrick Leroux, B.A. Hons (Ottawa, Theatre and French Literature), D.E.S.S. (HEC-Montreal, Arts Management); D.E.A. (Sorbonne nouvelle, Theatre). Doctorate ongoing at Sorbonne nouvelle, holds a cross-appointment in English and Études françaises. He has taught arts management at the University of Ottawa and playwriting at Summer Literary Seminars, Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia. He was playwright in residence at Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario in 1993-94, 2005-06 and 2006-07. He was a resident of the Leighton Artist Colony in Banff and of the CEAD International residency in Tadoussac. He is Artist in residence (Winter-Spring 2008) at Concordia’s Matralab.

Prior to academic life, he founded Ottawa’s Théâtre la Catapulte, which he managed during the 1990s, and worked as a producer, director, designer, and playwright. Over thirty of his plays, radio plays, and scripts have been staged or broadcast since 1992..