Feb 21, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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Quebec theatre maverick Robert Lepage has won this year’s Glenn Gould Prize.

Organizers named the renowned director, playwright and actor the 10th laureate of the $50,000 honour this morning at a news conference in Toronto.

Jury members for this year’s prize included filmmaker Deepa Mehta, author John Ralston Saul and punk pioneer Patti Smith.

Lepage is known worldwide for his visually innovative performing arts productions, including an ambitious version of Richard Wagner’s “Ring” cycle at the Metropolitan Opera.

The founder of multidisciplinary production company Ex Machina has also helmed Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Tour and Cirque du Soleil productions.

His other career honours include a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and a distinction as an Officer of the Order of Canada and of the National Order of Quebec

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