Robert Gravel (14 September 1944 – 12 August 1996) was an actor, dramatist, theatrical director and teacher.[1]


Gravel was born in Montreal. He was an influential figure in the modern history of theatre in Quebec.[2] In the middle of the 1970s, Gravel, Jean-Pierre Ronfard and Pol Pelletier co-founded the Théâtre Expérimental de Montréal (TEM). Later ideological conflicts led to the foundation of the Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental.

In 1977, Gravel co-founded with Yvon Leduc the highly successful Ligue Nationale d'Improvisation. He died in Saint-Gabriel-de-Brandon in 1996 and was entombed at the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.[3][4]


  1. ^ Robert Gravel in The Canadian Encyclopedia (accessed 2013-03-11).
  2. ^ "Canadian Theatre Encyclopedie". Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Ian Herbert, Nicole LeClercq, eds., The World of Theatre 2000 (Taylor & Francis, 2000), ISBN 978-0415238663, p. 48. Excerpt available at Google Books
  4. ^ Répertoire des personnages inhumés au cimetière ayant marqué l'histoire de notre société (in French). Montreal: Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.