Lise Vaillancourt has been working in the theatre industry for 31 years. After having co-directed the Théâtre expérimental des Femmes (TEF) from 1982 to 1987, she turned her work towards dramatic writing. She is the author of two novels and about fifteen plays. A two-time finalist for the Governor General’s Award in 1996 and 2000, she has been invited in residence at the Art Studio in Banff (Canada), the Festival International des Francophonies en Limousin (France), the Fabrique de Guéret (France), the Centre des écritures dramatiques Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgium), La Chartreuse de Villeneuve-les-Avignon (France) and the Théâtre La Licorne (Quebec).
From 2008 to 2012, four of his pieces were created in as many years: Les Exilés de la lumière at Espace libre Une histoire pour Édouard at the Centre de diffusion Les Gros Becs in Quebec City, Tout est encore possible at the Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui and more recently, La corneille at the Théâtre du Rideau Vert. All her children’s plays produced by Dynamo Théâtre and Théâtre des Confettis have toured extensively in Europe, Asia, Canada and Quebec. His plays and novels have been published with red herbs, by Dramaturges Éditeur and Leméac.
Since 2006, she has been working with Pierre-Paul Savoie as a playwright. She is currently president of the Centre des auteurs dramatiques, teaches at the École Nationale de théâtre and is completing her third novel.