Frédéric Dubois studied at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec, graduating in 1999. He has directed all productions of Théâtre des Fonds de Tiroirs, a prominent player in Quebec City’s theatre community. In 2008, the Canada Council for the arts, highlighting his singular and promising artistic vision, awarded him the John-Hirsh prize for emerging directors.
At TFT, he set himself apart with his adaptation of Zazie dans le metro by Raymond Queneau. It was however his eight-hour outdoor production of Vie et mort du roi boiteux by Jean-Pierre Ronfard that established his daring vision of producing the pivotal works of both Quebec’s dramaturgy and a wider theatrical canon. With the company, he has brought to light rarely explored plays, ranging from such playwrights as Xavier Durringer to Neil LaBute, Rodrigo Garcia to Jacob Wren, as well as Olivier Kemeid and Véronique Côté.
He is the artistic coordinator and creator of Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant?, a site-specific, ambulatory theatre event, produced by the Carrefour international de théâtre since 2009. In 2011, he became artistic coordinator of the Théâtre Périscope in Québec City.