Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and translator whose work focuses on the intersection of science, policy, art, and climate change. She is the Artistic Director of The Arctic Cycle, whose mission is to use theatre to foster conversation about our global climate crisis, create an empowering vision of the future, and encourage people to take action; the founder of the blog and international network Artists and Climate Change, and; a co-founder of Climate Change Theatre Action.
She is a recipient of the Woodward International Playwriting Prize as well as the First Prize in the Earth Matters on Stage Ecodrama Festival and the Uprising National Playwriting Competition. Her work has been presented in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Italy, Finland, and Norway.
Her translations include over twenty plays by contemporary playwrights Sébastien David (Quebec), Mohamed Kacimi (Algeria), Koffi Kwahulé (Côte d’Ivoire), Catherine Léger (Quebec), Étienne Lepage (Quebec), David Paquet (Quebec), and Larry Tremblay (Quebec).
She curates the HowlRound series Theatre in the Age of Climate Change and has written about the intersection of arts and climate change for American Theatre Magazine, the Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences, and the World Policy Institute.
She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Playwrights Guild of Canada, and an artistic collaborator in the Science & Arts Project at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Vienna.