Louis Patrick Leroux
Louis Patrick Leroux founded Ottawa's Théâtre la Catapulte which he managed from 1992 to 1998. He was playwright in residence at Sudbury's Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario (1993-94, 2005-06 and 2006-07) and was a resident of the Leighton Artists' Studios at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1994 as well as the CEAD International playwrights residency in 1999. Thirty of his plays, radio-plays, and screenplays have been performed on my stages, including the National Arts Centre Studio, Ottawa Arts Court, Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, Espace Libre, and Théâtre la Licorne, was well as Radio-Canada. La Litière (1994) was translated into English by Shelley Tepperman as Embedded (1999) and produced at Ottawa's Arts Court by Year One Theatre. The play was subsequently translated into German. Other plays are currently being translated into English. Louis Patrick Leroux has also written bilingual plays, Le Beau Prince d'Orange (1993) featuring William, prince of Orange and his wife Mary Stewart and Ce corps/Doubt (We'll Always Hate Paris). Louis Patrick Leroux has degrees in Theatre and French Literature from the University of Ottawa and graduate degrees in Arts Management from HEC-Montréal and in Drama from the Sorbonne nouvelle. He teaches playwriting and literature at Concordia University. He is also the founding director of La démesure relative.