Brigitte Poupart is a multidisciplinary artist trained at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal. Since 1990 she has appeared in more than 30 theatre plays with institutional as well as more marginal theatrical groups. Her roles led her on international tours in Australia, the United States, Europe and Africa. Brigitte was a founding member of the musical group Secrétaires Percutantes. In 1991 she cofounded the company Transthéâtre, which she directs and through which she produces her own creations: Le Défilé des canards dorés (Théâtre La Licorne, 1998), W.C. (Espace Go 1999 and tour across Quebec in 2000), Babel (Espace Go 2002), L'Édifice (Festival de théâtre de rue de Shawinigan, 2003), Cérémonials (Espace Go, 2004), L'autoroute (Festival d'été de Québec, 2006), les Cabarets insupportables at the Lion d'Or, Un jour ou l'autre (Espace Go, 2008), What's Next in 2010 (duo with Dave St-Pierre) shown at the Festival TransAmériques as well as La démesure d'une 32 A, presented at Espace Go in 2012 and Table Rase at Espace Libre in 2015.
Brigitte Poupart held the role of Sabrina in Dave St-Pierre’s Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde during the production’s European tour (Spain, Germany, France and Belgium). For five years she played on the Radio-Canada television sitcom Catherine, broadcast on Radio-Canada, a performance that earned her a nomination for a Gémeaux award. She played in the television series O’ and had a recurring role in the series Mémoires vives. Her film credits include a role in Philippe Falardeau’s M. Lazhar. Teaming up with Hélène Pedneault, Brigitte was the cowriter and co-artistic director of the Semaine de théâtre politique at Espace Go in 2005. She played in the Zapartistes’ review-of-the-year shows in 2005 and 2014. For five years she directed the Festival international de la chanson de Granby for which she also served as artistic director. Brigitte has established a reputation for creating and directing large-scale musical performances including for groups and artists such as Misteur Valaire, Beast, Alexandre Désilets, Betty Bonifassi, Samian, Lisa Leblanc, Louis-Jean Cormier, Vincent Vallières, Karim Ouillette, Plaster, Yann Perreau, Patrick Watson, and The Barr Brothers. At the Adisq Gala, she was nominated for an award for Yann Perreau’s Un serpent sous les fleurs, Misteur Valaire’s Golden Bombay, and Louis-Jean Cormier’s Le treizième étage. She lent her skills as a writer, artistic director and director for the Adisq and the Jutra galas, both broadcast on Radio-Canada. She was nominated for a Gémeaux award as Best Director at the 2013 and 2014 editions of the Adisq Gala. She also served as director and artistic director on the Quebec Day show on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City in 2014 and 2015.
Brigitte Poupart’s first feature, the documentary Over My Dead Body, closed the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois and was featured at the MOMA in New York City, HotDocs in Toronto, Raindance Festival in London, Antenna Festival in Sydney as well as in Hamburg, Munich, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Helsinki and Copenhagen. This film earned her the Jutra award for Best Documentary and the “Grand prix à la création” of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Brigitte Poupart is currently working on a fictional film and two new theatrical productions. She will also play in Robin Aubert’s next feature, Les affamés. LUZIA is her first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.