Over the last 20 years, Dominic Champagne, multi-talented and prolific artist, playwright, director, scriptwriter and actor, as well as the co-founder and artistic director of the Théâtre Il Va Sans Dire, has made his mark on a hundred or more shows, both on stage and on television. These include theatrical productions such as LOVE, L'Odyssée (The Odyssey), Don Quichotte (Don Quixote), Cabaret Neiges Noires (Black Snow Cabaret) and La Cité Interdite (The Forbidden City) as well as television series “Les Grands Procès” (“The Great Court Cases”) and “Le Plaisir croît avec l'usage“ (“Familiarity Breeds Enjoyment”).
For Cirque du Soleil, in addition to LOVE, created in collaboration with the Beatles in 2006, he has directed Varekai, on tour the world over since 2002, and Zumanity,showing in Las Vegas since 2003. With regard to television, as well as adapting several of his own plays, Dominic has worked on several drama series and variety shows, including “Les grands procès,” “Le plaisir croît avec l'usage,” Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day celebrations, the opening ceremonies of the Francophone Games, “Tous unis contre le SIDA” (“United Against AIDS”), the “Soirée des Masques” theatre awards gala, and more.
Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada, he has won a host of awards and honours for his work, including the Order of Canada, Gémeau awards (for best direction and best dramatic writing), Masque awards for best adaptation and audience appreciation, the Critics' Prize, as well as the Montreal Urban Community's Grand Prize for theatre. The CD of LOVE, which he worked on, received two Grammy Awards, including the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album.
He is a member of several arts-based think-tanks, associations and boards of directors. He has also taught and lectured, in particular at the National Theatre School , the Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Montréal, Concordia University , Princeton University and elsewhere.
La Presse newspaper and Radio-Canada recognized Dominic Champagne's “immense talent” when they named him “Personality of the Year 2006.”