Normand Chouinard is an incurable optimist and accomplished actor with a brilliant career on both the stage and the small screen. An actor, producer, and director, he was behind the most recent staging of Ubu roi presented at TNM in 2007, a play that received glowing praise. In 2010 he directed Edgar et ses fantômes, featuring Les Violons du Roy, and he directed the opera Nelligan by André Gagnon and Michel Tremblay staged at Festival d'opéra de Québec in 2012 and at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal next 2019-2020 season.
Normand Chouinard was born in Quebec City in 1948. While studying to be a lawyer, he joined Les Treize de l’Université Laval, where he dabbled in experimental theater and group creations. After several years of hesitation, he finally decided to try his luck at Conservatoire de Québec along with his good friend Rémy Girard and he has never looked back since. This sensitive and versatile actor has performed on virtually every stage in Montreal, including as a memorable Don Quixote.
From the TV series Du tac au tac (1976–1981) to the comedy show Samedi de rire (1984–1989) and the soap opera Les poupées russes (2000–2007), he has been a regular on Quebec television. He has also played roles on the big screen in Un homme et son péché and Ma vie en cinémascope.
A go-getter by nature, Normand Chouinard loves nothing more than to be fully engaged in a host of new projects. He is deeply committed to his profession, and freely lends his energy and experience to help it flourish, notably through his work on various boards of directors. The former director of Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal (1995–2001) is truly a man of generosity and vision!
Source: Éditions Québec Amérique