Rébecca Déraspe © Marc-Étienne

Rébecca Déraspe (CAN)

is a playwright and film and television writer. She studied Scenic Writing at the National Theatre School of Canada. Her plays have been produced and published worldwide.
She is an in-house playwright at Théâtre la Licorne in Montréal.


2023 – Prix Michel-Tremblay for LES GLACES
2020 – Prix Michel-Tremblay du Centre des auteurs dramatiques for CEUX QUI SE SONT ÉVAPORÉS
2019  – CEAD Prix Louise-LaHaye for JE SUIS WILLIAM as Best Youth Theater Play
2018 – AQT Québec Critics Award for JE SUIS WILLIAM als Best Youth Theater Play
2017 – Québec Critics Award for GAMÈTES

Works (selection)

TREIBEIS [Les glaces], German by Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau


Premiere: Théâtre La Bordée, CAN in Koproduktion mit Le Théâtre de La Manufacture, CAN

Vincent is a family man, happily married and a feminist. A sudden text message in which a woman named Noémie accuses him of rape 25 years ago turns his life upside down. In search of the truth, Vincent returns to his hometown where his friend Sébastien unexpectadely shows up. Also he was involved in the dreadful events of that night and wants to silence Noémie.

FANNY, German by Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau


Premiere: Comédie de Reims, FR   

Fanny is in her mid-50s and married. Her life is proceeding along regular lines, and she senses that a change is needed. So the childless couple rents a room in their large apartment to Alice, a young student. Alice is a feminist, woke and anti-establishment. She challenges Fanny and Dorian, and after initial irritation, Fanny accepts the challenge. She goes to parties, to lectures, joins feminist groups, while Alice suddenly spends more time with Dorian.

JE SUIS WILLIAM, German by Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau


Premiere: Théâtre Le Clou, Montréal  

KEIMZELLEN [Gamètes], German by Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau


Premiere: Théâtre La Licorne, Montréal

German premiere 2022: Theater Bielefeld

BÄRENFALLE [Peau d'ours], German by Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau


Premiere: Le Petit Théâtre du Nord

German premiere 2021: Theater Poetenpack, Potsdam