Pierre Yves Lemieux (Québec)

Pierre Yves LemieuxA literature and theatre graduate, Pierre Yves Lemieux has been a member of Theatre de l’Opsis since its inception in 1984. Adept at both comedy and drama, and both experimental and popular theatre, Pierre Yves has always refused to be pigeon-holed into any particular genre. Many wonderful adaptations and re-writes are attributed to him including Oreste’s La Sirene et Le Harpoon, Tchekhov’s Comedie Russe and Monsieur Smytchkov, as well as Tristan et Yseult, A Propos de Romeo et Juliette, Les Trois Mousequetaires and Scaramouche. Among other notable projects is a play about the life and work of British scientist Charles Darwin (1809 – 1882).

Clare Duffy (Scotland)

Clare DuffyClare wrote and directed ‘Money…the game show’ for the Arches and Traverse Theatre  in March 2011, as a winner of the Platform 18 Arches Award. She co-founded Unlimited Theatre in 1997 and continues to write and create new work as a core artist, working nationally and internationally across different media. She is currently commissioned by Magnetic North, Edinburgh, to write Some Other Stars about a man with ‘locked-in syndrome’. Clare’s first full-length play, Crossings was produced and published in 2005 by Sgript Cymru. It won a Pearson award and a residency at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. She has also written drama for Radio Four and is in the final year of her doctorate research at Glasgow University.