Richard Monette Biography (1944-)

Full name, Richard Jean Monette; born June 19, 1944, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; son of Maurice and Florence M. (Tondino) Monette. Avocational interests: Travel, gardening, cooking. Career: Director, actor, and producer. Stratford Festival of Canada, Stratford, Ontario, member of company, beginning in 1973, associate director, 1988-90, artistic director, 1994-. Citadel Theatre Young Company, artistic director, 1989; appeared with Theatre Toronto, Welsh National Theatre, and Regent's Park Theatre, London. University ofToronto, guest speaker, 1994-96. Awards, Honors: Inter-Varsity Drama Festival Awards, best actor, 1962 and 1963; Tyrone Guthrie Award, Stratford Festival of Canada, 1967; Canada Council grants, 1968, 1977, and 1981; Queen'sSilver Jubilee Medal, 1977; Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director's Award, Stratford Festival of Canada, 1984; Dora Mavor Moore Award, outstanding direction, 1991, for St. Joan; honorary D.Hum., University of Windsor, 1995. Addresses: Office: Stratford Festival of Canada, P.O. Box 520, Stratford, Ontario, Canada N5A 6V2.

Director, actor, producer
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June 19, 1944
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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