Rose Ouellette: The Québécoise director and performer with an 80-year career
Best known as her character La Poune, Rose Ouellette was the first female director of two theatres in North America.
“If there are those in the room who have troubles, as long as they laugh, they will be happy.” The undisputed Queen of burlesque theatre in Quebec, and a comedian at heart, her unique presence delighted audiences on stage and screen for 80 years. Explore Rose Ouellette’s long career as a director and performer through her own words in our new video for #CanadaHistoryWeek2022.
Illustrator – Audrey Malo
Produced by Bonfire Originals
Image – Rose Ouellette, nicknamed La Poune, 1903-1996 (Robert Nadon/Archives La Presse/BAnQ Vieux-Montréal/P833,S2,D4130).