Michel Tremblay

Michel Tremblay is a French Canadian novelist and playwright, born in Montreal, Quebec. His first professionally produced play, Les Belles-Sœurs, was written in 1965 and premiered at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert on August 28, 1968. It stirred up controversy by portraying the lives of working-class women and attacking the straight-laced, deeply religious society of mid-20th century Quebec. A version of the play in Scots English, The Guid Sisters, translated by Bill Findlay and Martin Bowman, was premiered at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in 1989; and a version set in Ireland, The Unmanageable Sisters by Deirdre Kinahan, premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 2018.

His other notable works include: À toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou (1970); La grosse femme d'à côté est enceinte (1978); Albertine, en cinq temps (Albertine in Five Times) (1984); Le Vrai Monde? (1987); and Messe solennelle pour une pleine lune d'été (Solemn Mass for a Full Moon in Summer) (1996).

A bold, quirky play from the renowned Quebecois writer, translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay into a robust ea...
The play crosscuts the lives of Manon, an obsessively religious girl, and 'Sandra', a sex-obsessed transvestite, expl...
A simultaneous portrait of a woman at five different ages. Five actresses portray Albertine at different times of her...
Germaine Lauzon has won a million Green Shield stamps. She invites her female friends and relations to a party to pas...
A funny and furious new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs.