Robert Lepage, CC, OQ (born December 12, 1957 in Québec City) is a playwright, actor, film director, and stage director from Québec City, Québec, and is one of Canada’s most honoured theatre artists.
Lepage was raised in Québec City. At age five, he was diagnosed with a rare form of alopecia, which caused complete hair loss over his whole body. As a teenager he struggled with depression, and turned to drama classes to conquer his shyness.
Between 1975 and 1978, he studied theatre at Québec City’s Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique. He subsequently participated in workshops at Alain Knapp’s theatre school in Paris, France.
After coming back to Québec 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… read more