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Normand Chouinard


B: June 21, 1948 in Québec City, Québec

After studying law at l’Université Laval, Normand Chouinard was called to the Bar in 1971. He then started to study theatre at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec and received his diploma in 1974. But he had started his stage career before graduation, appearing in 1972 at the Trident in Charbonneau et le chef, followed by En attendant Godot (1974) and La Nuit des rois (1975). He has appeared at the Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, the Nouvelle Compagnie Théâtrale and the Théâtre Expérimental de Montréal, in Garden Party, which toured Europe in 1977. On television, he has worked both as an actor and scriptwriter. Active in a number of theatre organizations, Chouinard chaired the Conseil québécois du théâtre (1991-93) and headed the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal between 1995 and 2001.