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Alexis Martin

Alexis Martin studied at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal between 1983 and 1986. Upon graduation, he worked with many renown directors such as René Richard Cyr, Claude Poissant, Robert Gravel, André Brassard, Denis Marleau and Jean-Pierre Ronfard. He has appeared in several television series, such as Les grands procès (L’affaire Viau), Radio Enfer, Un gars une fille and Vice Caché. He can also be seen in such films as The Party, Karmina, Un 32 Aout sur terre, Matroni et moi, Saints-Martyrs des damnés, Les Boys 3, L’audition and Les Mauvais Herbes. Since the 1990s he has devoted himself more seriously to writing. He co-wrote first work L’an de grâce with René Richard Cyr and Claude Poissant. Subsequently, he collaborated with several authors on such successful plays as Matroni et moi, which was adapted to the screen in 1998. In 1989, he joined the New Experimental Theater troupe, founded in 1980 by Robert Gravel and Jean-Pierre Ronfard. He became its artistic director in 1998 alongside Jean-Pierre Ronfard and Marthe Boulianne. Together with Guylaine Tremblay, he formed the Groupement Forestier du théâtre. These two organizations specialize in experimental theatrical creation (sketch, improvisation, play with space and time, special meetings with the public, etc.) “We question all the conventions of the theater by looking at it. Criticism of what is being done and always trying to offer something else, to innovate.”