Living in Saguenay, Daniel Danis is the author of over ten theatre plays.
In 1993, for his first play, Celle-là, he receives the Governor General’s Literary Award of Canada. His second play, Cendres de cailloux, is awarded by Le Masque for the best original text and the Radio-France International Award. For the Langue-à-Langue des chiens de roche in 2002, he receives for the second time the Governor General’s Literary Award of Canada. In 2007, he is awarded for the third time the Governor General’s Literary Award for the play entitled Le Chant du Dire-Dire (produced at the l’Espace Go in the Spring of 1998 and at the Théâtre de la Colline in Paris in September 1999). In 2006, the Grand Prix de littérature dramatique is awarded to E (e, roman-dit) in the category of francophone plays. In 2010, for the play Terre océane, Daniel Danis is nominated for the Molières Prize in the category of Contemporary Francophone Authors.
La Trilogie des flous published by l’Arche (2010)
Daniel Danis has written for young audiences : Le Pont de pierres et la Peau d’images, Kiwi, Sous un ciel de chamaille and Bled. In 2008, Kiwi is awarded with three prizes : the Louise-LaHaye Prize, by CEAD Diffusion, the Deutscher Jugendtheaterpreis and the AbitibiBowater Literary Prize (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Book Fair).
Daniel Danis lives in Quebec where his company is in residency at the Caserne Dalhousie. He is currently writing and directing his new play, Yukie, a theatre-movie presented at the Carrefour international de Théâtre festival in Quebec in June 2010.
His plays are published by L’Arche Editeur (Le Chant du Dire-Dire, Le Langue-à-Langue des chiens de roche, E, Bled, Kiwi, Sous un ciel de chamaille, Terre océane), by Actes Sud-Papiers/Leméac (Celle-là and Cendres de cailloux) and by L’Ecole des Loisirs (Le Pont de pierres et la peau d’images). They are translated and performed throughout the world.
Since graduating from the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Québec, acting section, in 1998, Éva Daigle has been very active in the professional theatre scene: she has performed on all the stages of Quebec City, as well as in Montreal, Ottawa, on tour in the regions and in Europe.
Year after year, she has been entrusted with the interpretation of some of the greatest and most complex roles in the theatrical repertoire: Renée in Madame de Sade, Albertine and Pierrette in various works by Michel Tremblay, Renelle in La gloire des filles à Magloire, the Infanta in Le Cid, La Fiancée in Noces de sang, Chimène in Le Cid maghané, to name only a few.
His practice has led him to work with several important directors: Martine Beaulne, Jean-Pierre Ronfard, Martin Faucher, Gill Champagne, Guy Alloucherie, Frédéric Dubois, Louise Laprade, Martin Genest, Jean-Jacqui Boutet, Antoine Laprise, Marie Gignac, Philippe Soldevila, among others, in works by a wide variety of authors: Yukio Mishima, Claude Gauvreau, Milan Kundera, Eugène Ionesco, Alessandro Baricco, Plautus, Loup Bleu, Raymond Queneau, and others. She also participates in several productions (Fanny Britt, Isabelle Hubert, Mercè Sarrias, Francis Monty, and others). She has also worked on film and television. She worked solo in the short film La tache by Émilie Baillargeon (Vidéo Femmes, 2012), played lead roles in Le Gambit du Fou by Bruno Dubuc (Cinémathèque québécoise, 2001) and in the historical re-enactment Le Canada en amour (directed by Jean Bourbonnais, produced by Vic Pelletier, 2007) in addition to participating in several other productions.
In Montreal, she has appeared in Couche avec moi (C'est l'hiver) 2006, À quelle heure on meurt? (Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, 2001), Contes-Gouttes (Maison Théâtre, 2002) as well as Noces de sang and Le Cid maghané (Salle Fred-Barry, 2005 and 2001).
She was also part of other daring artistic adventures such as the transatlantic Quebec-Barcelona, (co-production Théâtre Sortie de Secours and Sala Beckett, presented in Quebec City and Barcelona, fall 2012) and the hair-raising cabaret Show d'Vaches at the Bitch Club Paradise (Théâtre Périscope, 2005-2007). Some of her roles have won awards, such as Catherine Tayet in L'Asile de la pureté (directed by Martin Faucher, 2009), which won her the Janine-Angers Award, and the Infanta in Le Cid (directed by Gervais Gaudreault, 2004), which earned her a nomination for the Paul-Hébert Award.