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Catherine Dorion

Catherine Dorion

  • Member for Taschereau
  • Québec solidaire
  • Second Opposition Group Critic for Culture, Communications and the French Language
  • Second Opposition Group Critic for La Francophonie
  • Second Opposition Group Critic for International Relations and International Solidarity
  • Third Opposition Group Critic for Youth
  • Second Opposition Group Critic for Seniors
 

Biography

Born in Québec, Québec on September 30, 1982
Single, mother of two children

Education

  • Master’s degree in political science (conflict, security and development), King’s College London, United Kingdom (2010)
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations and international law, Université du Québec à Montréal (2009)
  • Diploma in dramatic arts, Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec (2004)
  • Diploma of College Studies in literature and expression, Cégep de Sainte-Foy (2001)

Professional Experience

  • Publications as author
    • Ce qui se passe dehors, young adult novel, Hurtubise (2018)
    • Les luttes fécondes, essay on desire in love and politics, Atelier 10 (2017)
    • Biweekly blog, Journal de Québec (since 2016)
    • Weekly segment, Mise à jour Québec, MAtv (2016 Winter/Spring season)
    • Monthly segment, "Vue de l’esprit avec Catherine Dorion," on the show Plus on est de fous plus on lit, Ici Première (2015 Fall season)
    • Bimonthly column, Le Carrefour de Québec (2012-2016)
    • "Contre le vide," narrative, Relations (January/February 2016)
    • "Nous aussi, nous sommes Québec," column, Droit de parole (November 2015)
    • Même s’il fait noir comme dans le cul d’un ours, poetry collection, Cornac (2014)
    • "Créer, c’est résister. Résister, c’est créer," essay in Le Québec à l'heure des choix : regard sur les grands enjeux, Yanick Barrette ed., Dialogue Nord-Sud (September 2014)
    • "Démêler la mort de l’avenir," poetry, Kaléidoscope, Vol. 1, No. 4 (Spring 2014)
    • "Le désir," poetry, Droit de parole (March 2014)
    • "Le programme QSF : pour un développement durable... des jeunes québécois," scientific paper, Éthique publique, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Winter 2014)
    • "Le frissonnement," poetry, L’Action nationale (November/December 2013)
    • "Révolte et propagande," essay, Milieu(x), No. 1 (2013)
    • "Les chemins de contournement," essay, Qui est Hélène Pedneault?, Sylvie Dupont ed., Éditions du remue-ménage (2013)
    • "Des choses qui nous tiendront ensemble," essay, Liberté, No. 300 (Summer 2013)
    • Three poems in the anthology Slam ma muse 2, anthologie des slammeuses du Québec, Cornac (2013)
    • "La non-partisanerie est une mode," essay, Relations, No. 758 (August 2012)
    • "Le lieu collectif," poetry, Liberté, No. 296 (Summer 2012)
    • Column in L’actualité during the provincial election campaign (Summer 2012)
    • "Le lieu collectif," poetry, Notre indépendance, Catherine Fillon-Lauzière ed., Stanké (2012)
    • Book review of De la couleur des lois by Constance Backhouse, in Revue québécoise de droit international (Spring 2012)
    • "Lettre à l’artiste," essay, Qui vive, No. 2 (November 2011)
    • "Ce qu’il faut pour briller; passion, savoir et intelligence," essay, L’Action nationale (October 2011)
    • Two essays in J’aurais voté oui mais j’étais trop petit, Éditions Editas (2011)
    • Kounadia, a story presented in the play Nous sommes faits (comme des rats), prod. Les Biches pensives, dir. Alexia Bürger, Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal (2010)
    • Several opinion pieces in Le Devoir, La Presse and Voir
  • Theatre art and stage performances
    • Slam poet, 2009-2017: Le Bestove (duo with Thomas Langlois) at the Mois de la poésie 2016 and Printemps des beaux parleurs 2017; Québec enslammé, Musée de la civilisation; Les FrancoFolies de Montréal with Queen Ka; finalist, Grand Slam at Lion d’Or (national slam finals) in 2009 and 2010
    • Poet and performer, Nous? (2012)
    • Co-author and actress, Kukipik (theatrical clowning), prod. Le Soucide collectif, dir. Marc Doré, Théâtre Premier Acte, Québec (2011)
    • Author and performer: monologue at the literary evening "Paroles sur images," Festival Québec en toutes lettres; spoken word poetry at the 25th anniversary of the Musée de la civilisation; monologue at the closing of the Festival du Jamais Lu Québec; poetico-musical discourse at the event Nous? by the Moulin à paroles collective (2012-2014)
    • Poet and performer, Même s’il fait noir comme dans le cul d’un ours, poetry and music show, Le Cercle (2014)
    • Assistant director to Robert Lepage, Théâtre Ex-Machina (2012-2013)
    • Author and actress (December 2012); Christmas cabaret by the Théâtre du Party chinois (May and November 2016); Creator, author and actress: Fuck Toute at the Maison de la littérature, Théâtre Premier Acte, Théâtre Aux Écuries, Saint-Élie-de-Caxton and Centre culturel de Paspébiac
    • Actress, Le NoShow, European tour with DuBunker (November 2015 and March 2017)
    • Author, Viva Pinoshit (theatre), dir. Olivier Lépine, Théâtre Premier Acte, Québec (2009)
    • Co-author and actress, Quand le sage pointe la lune, le fou regarde le doigt (theatrical clowning), prod. Le Soucide collectif, dir. Marc Doré, Théatre Périscope, Québec (2008)
    • Actress (lead), Les combustibles by Amélie Nothomb, dir. Patric Saucier, Le Théâtre du Trident, Québec (2006)
    • Artistic director, Le Soucide collectif, Québec (2005-2011)
  • Film and television
    • Screenwriter, editor and director of a documentary on Innu identity, launched by Spira (2017-2018)
    • Screenwriter, editor and director of 15 health capsules, Dispensaire de Nutashkuan (2015-2017)
    • Director, Les immigrants et la souveraineté, documentary (2013)
    • Reader, Le Moulin à Paroles event (Québec), organizers: Brigitte Haentjens, Biz, Pierre Laval-Pineault, Sébastien Ricard (2009)
    • Actress (lead, TV), "Le Club des doigts croisés," La Presse télé (2008–2009)
    • Actress (lead, TV), "L’Auberge du Chien Noir," Radio-Canada (2004)
  • Radio
    • Host and researcher for the public affairs show: "La Fausse patte" on CKRL 89.1, Québec. The show won best magazine program and was nominated for best program (all categories) at CKRL’s annual gala (2011)
  • Other
    • Researcher for François Rebello, MNA for La Prairie, and Dany Rondeau, Researcher in ethics and politics, Université du Québec à Rimouski (2010-2011)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Member of various juries, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2011-2016)
  • Environmental education intern, Oxfam-Québec, Benin (2011)
  • Board member, Le Soucide collectif theatre company, Québec (2005-2011)