Xavier Huard - Teaching-artist, Interprétation, Set & Costume Design
After graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada, Xavier Huard took part in various theatre and television productions. From the time he left school in 2013, he has been directing theatre projects in remote Indigenous communities and in Haiti. In February 2015, along with Marco Collin and Charles Bender, he co-founded the Productions Menuentakuan theatre company, an organization he still co-directs today.
The projects he has directed include Puamun (2013), Muliats (2015), Je suis un arbre sans feuille (2016), Mushum (2017), Nikomotan MTL (2017–18–19), Bleuets et Abricots (2017), Umanishish (2018–19), Utei (2019) and AlterIndiens (2020).
A very busy performer as well, he took home the Best Lead Actor prize at the Austin Film Festival (Texas) in 2015. His television roles include Kevin in Nouvelle Adresse seasons 1 and 2; Manuel in Au secours de Béatrice and, more recently (2019), Alain in La Faille. On the big screen, he portrayed Frère Mathieu in Benoit Pilon’s The Vinland Club. As for theatre roles, he appeared in Théâtre du Nouveau Monde’s 2014 and 2015 production of Cyrano de Bergerac and Les Trois-Mousquetaires. In 2017 and 2018, he took the stage in Antigone au Printemps and Là où le sang se mêle at Salle Fred-Barry.
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