Michel Marc Bouchard is a playwright and actor. After graduating from Université d'Ottawa in theatre studies, he worked in various Franco-Ontarian theatres as dramaturge and actor. His first play, Les Porteurs d'eau, was staged by the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury in 1981, followed by La Contre-Nature de Chrysippe Tanguay, écologiste (1983), which attracted much positive attention from critics. It portrays a homosexual couple in confrontation with society's traditional norms as they seek to adopt a child.Bouchard's greatest success to date came with Les Feluettes (1987), translated as Lilies (1988) and now considered one of the major works of modern Canadian theatre (it won both the Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Chalmers Canadian Play Award in 1991). It has played with great success at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, and elsewhere in Canada; in France, Italy, and Holland; in Mexico and Uruguay; and it has been translated into several languages. An English-language film version was completed in 1996. Bouchard is the author of more than twenty plays, most of which have been produced professionally. Most notable are La Poupée de Pélopia (1984), Les Muses orphelines (1988), and the political allegory Le Voyage du Couronnement (1995).