Chantal Bilodeau is a New York-based playwright and translator originally from Montreal, Canada. Her play Sila recently won the Woodward International Playwriting Prize as well as First Prize in the Earth Matters on Stage Ecodrama Festival and the Uprising National Playwriting Competition. She is the recipient of a Jerome Travel & Study Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Productions include Hunger (Bated Breath Theatre Company, 2011), The Motherline (New York International Fringe Festival, 2009), Pleasure & Pain (Magic Theatre; Foro La Gruta, Teatro La Capilla and Festival de Teatro Nuevo León in Mexico City, 2007), and the English translations of Blue-S-cat and Bintou by Koffi Kwahulé (The Invisible Dog, 2012 and The Movement Theatre Company, 2010) and Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre by Larry Tremblay (Alberta Theatre Projects, 2010).
Her work has been read and developed at the California Institute of Technology, 3rd Kulture Kids, Golden Thread, the Neanderthal Arts Festival (Vancouver), Carnegie Mellon University, Underground Railway Theatre, University of Connecticut, New York Theatre Workshop, Consortium for Peace Studies (Calgary), Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, Lark Play Development Center, Play Company, Howard University, York University (Toronto), Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal, hotINK International Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, University of Miami, Teatro Lo Spazio (Rome), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Philadelphia Dramatists, and Met Theater.
Her translations include over a dozen plays by contemporary playwrights Julien Mabiala Bissila (Congo), Sébastien David (Quebec), Mohamed Kacimi (Algeria), Koffi Kwahulé (Côte d’Ivoire), Étienne Lepage (Quebec) and Larry Tremblay (Quebec).
She is affiliated with the Dramatists Guild, NoPassport Theatre Alliance, the League of Professional Theatre Women, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal and The Fence.