Drama Professor George Rideout Publishes His Smash Hit Play Michel Et Ti-Jean
GeorgeRideout, a nationally renowned playwright and drama professor at Bishop’s University, has published his widely acclaimed play, Michel et Ti-Jean. The title was released by Talonbooks.
Professor Rideout’s story about a fictional encounter between beat writer, Jack Kerouac, and Québecois literary icon, Michel Tremblay, premiered at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal in 2010 and played to sold-out audiences for five weeks. It has since been produced in Edmonton and Calgary.
Winner of several regional and national playwriting awards, Professor Rideout is the author of over fifteen plays which include An Anglophone is Coming to Dinner, The Tall Girl, Texas Boy, Dead Together, and Columbia Days. He is also the co-founder, along with Professor Jamie Crooks and Fannie Gaudette, of the annual Bishop’s Spring Musical; past productions include his adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, 12th Night and Hamlet.
Professor Rideout’s playwriting class at Bishop’s University is the source of work for the annual New Plays Festival which presents one-act plays written by Bishop’s students.