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Wajdi Mouawad

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B: October 16, 1968 in Deir el Kamar, Lebanon

Wajdi Mouawad moved to Paris in his teens and then to Canada, settling in Montréal, Québec. He graduated from the prestigious National Theatre School and first concentrated on writing and directing for the theatre. His career, although short, has been distinguished by the high quality of his work. He was given First Prize by the Québec Theatre Critics Association for his stage version of Littoral in 2000. He later turned the play into a film script which was released in 2004. The English title for the film is Tideline. The play, first performed in 1997, was also honoured with the Governor General of Canada Award. His play Incendies (Scorched) has been produced all over the world, including the United States and Australia, and has won several awards. It was the basis for Denis Villeneuve`s acclaimed 2009 film, Incendies. In 2002, the government of France made him a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. In 2008 he was named artistic director of the French theatre section at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada “for his contributions as a writer, actor, stage director and playwright known internationally for the quality and scope of his theatrical creations.”

Features & TV Movies:
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Littoral (2004)


Credits as a Screenwriter:
Littoral (2004)

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