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Image of Une vie pour deux (La chair et autres fragments de l’amour), by Evelyne de la Chenelière, under direction of Alice Ronfard.

For over 20 years, Alice Ronfard presents unique worlds as a theater director. Her career has been recognized with numerous and prestigious awards. In 1999, the staging of Yvonne Princesse de Bourgone, by Witold Gombrowicz, was awarded the Laureate du Masque 1999. On 1990, with L’Annonce fait à Marie, by Paul Claudel, she won the best decor given by the Association of Theatre Critics. A year earlier, her production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest was awarded the Grand Prix of Montreal Urban Community. Other notable productions are Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand and Euripides’ The Trojans, which won her the prize Gascon-Roux for best director, La seconde surprise de l’amour, by Marivaux, Quai Ouest, Dans la solitude des champs de coton by Koltès -Marie Bernard, La voix humaine by Jean Cocteau, As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Henry IV by Pirandello, and other numerous works which have been applauded by the director’s audacious rereading.

She is a versatile woman who has worked on numerous occasions putting on stage very complex operas (among others, Idomeneo  and Cosi fan tutte by Mozart). She has also worked closely with contemporary composers, such as Analía Lludgar on 2007, of whom she directed the musical theatre – opera La faim d’Artaud. She has also collaborated with the company Erreur de type 27. Lately she directs the creations of the new Quebec playwrights in Montreal (Evelyne de la Chenelière, Emmanuel Schwartz). Alice Ronfard regularly teaches acting, set design and production in different theatre schools.