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Name: Robert Lepage  
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Date of Birth: 12th December 1957
Place of Birth: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Profession: Actor
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Robert Lepage (born December 12, 1957 in Quebec City) is a playwright, actor and film director from Quebec City, Quebec, and is one of Canada's most honored theatre artists. Between 1975 and 1978, he studied theatre at Quebec City's Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique. He subsequently participated in workshops at Alain Knapp's theatre school in Paris, France.

After coming back to Quebec City, he wrote, directed and played in a few independent productions and joined Théâtre Repère in 1982. With that company, he created Circulations (1984), which was presented across Canada and won an award as Best Canadian Production during La Quinzaine Internationale de Théâtre de Québec. The following year, he created The Dragons' Trilogy and immediately received international recognition. Vinci (1986), Polygraph (1987-1900) and Tectonic Plates (1988-1990) followed and were also toured intensively around the world.

He was the artistic director of the National Arts Centre's Théâtre français in Ottawa from 1989 to 1993 but it didn't stop him from staging, writing and/or acting in many plays; Needles and Opium , Coriolan, Macbeth and The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream were all creatd in that period.

In 1993, Lepage founded Ex Machina, a multidisciplinary production company, for which he is artistic director. Lepage and Ex Machina have toured numerous productions internationally to critical and popular acclaim, most notably The Seven Streams of the River Ota (1994), Elsinore (1995), Geometry of Miracles (1998) and his biggest tour-de-force, The far side of the moon (2000), a solo in which he opposed the competition of the Americans and Soviets in the space race to two brothers' relationship after their mother's death. It went to win numerous awards, including four trophies at le Gala des Masques, a Time Out Award and the prestigious Evening Standard Award.

Robert Lepage has also been involved in music productions, being the stage director for the critically acclaimed Secret World Tour by Peter Gabriel, in 1993-1994, and the subsequent Growing Up Tour, in 2003-2004. He proved to be as gifted in opera as in theatre, staging Bluebeards Castle and Erwartung at the Canadian Opera Company, The Damnation of Faust in Japan and Paris and Lorin Maazel's 1984 at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House in London in 2005. Finally, Cirque du Soleil, also from the province of Québec, asked him to create their latest permanent Las Vegas show named KA at the MGM Grand in 2005.

His latest work to date is The Andersen Project, a one man show inspired by the life of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen.


  • Le projet Andersen (The Andersen Project)
  • Busker's Opera
  • La face cachée de la lune (The far side of the moon)
  • Zulu Time
  • La Tempête
  • La Géométrie des miracles (Geometry of Miracles)
  • Les Sept Branches de la Rivière Ota (The Seven Streams of the River Ota)
  • Elseneur (Elsinor)
  • Les Aiguilles et l'Opium (Needles and Opium)
  • Les Plaques tectoniques (Techtonic Plates)
  • La Trilogie des Dragons (The Dragon Trilogy)
  • Vinci
  • Circulations



  • 1989: Jésus de Montréal
  • 1990: Ding et Dong le film
  • 1991: Montréal vu par... (segment "Desperanto")
  • 1992: Tectonic Plates
  • 1995: Viper
  • 2000: Stardom
  • 2003: La Face cachée de la lune


  • 1992: Tectonic Plates
  • 1995: Le Confessional
  • 1997: Le Polygraphe
  • 1998: Nô
  • 2000: Possible Worlds
  • 2003: La Face cachée de la lune
  • 2003: Le Projet Andersen


  • 1995: Le Confessional
  • 1997: Le Polygraphe
  • 1998: Nô
  • 2000: Possible Worlds
  • 2003: La Face cachée de la lune

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