Les Grands rendez-vous Diamant

Led by Robert Lepage

Morrin cultural centre

Guest: Doug Wright

Doug Wright, the celebrated playwright of Quills, will be visiting Québec City, and we’d like to invite you to a Grand rendez-vous Diamant led by Robert Lepage at the Morrin Centre.

Created in 1995, Quills was Doug Wright’s seventh play. He also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation. The stage version will be presented at Le Diamant by Ex Machina and Robert Lepage from January 11 through 28, 2023.

SCHEDULE
  • Location: The Morrin Centre (College Hall)

  • 5 p.m.: Arrival

  • 5:30 p.m.: Discussion

  • 6:30 p.m.: Question and answer period

  • 7 p.m.: End of the event (approximately)

The Grands rendez-vous have been made possible through the support of the Ville de Québec’s Service de la culture et du patrimoine.


About Doug Wright

Doug Wright’s newest play Good Night, Oscar – about concert pianist and humorist Oscar Levant - recently premiered at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, starring Sean Hayes.  It will open in New York during the 2023 season. He was most recently represented on Broadway by the musical War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole.  

Earlier plays include I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize, Toleranz Prize Europa), Posterity, and Quills (Obie Award), as well as books for the Broadway musicals Grey Gardens (Tony Nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on A Hardbody. (Drama Desk Nomination). His work has been seen in over thirty countries across the globe.

Films include the screen adaptation of Quills (Paul Selvin Award, WGA), the upcoming movie The Burial starring Jamie Foxx and Tommy Lee Jones.  He recently authored the Peggy Lee movie Fever for director Todd Haynes and star Michelle Williams. Mr. Wright’s acting credits include Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and the films Little Manhattan and Two Lovers.  

He is a former president of The Dramatists Guild, a member of The Screen Actors Guild and The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.  He has been a frequent guest at Yaddo , where he serves on the Board, and the MacDowell Art Colonies and has taught or lectured at the ale Drama School, Princeton, Columbia, Julliard and NYU.  For twenty years, he has mentored screenwriters at the Sundance Institute. 

Mr. Wright holds a B.A. from Yale, an MFA from NYU and an honorary doctorate from Clark University.  He lives in New York with his husband, singer-songwriter David Clement and cats Glynis and Murray.

January 9, 2023 at 5 p.m. — 90 minutes Free

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Photo - John Keon

Performers

Robert Lepage
Doug Wright

Credits

Director, Production and Operations Louise Roussel
Technical Director Simon Cloutier
Sound engineer Marc-André Lebon

Public Sponsors of the Programming

  • Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
  • Canada
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Ville de Québec