Alain Jean has been the Coordinator of Development Projects at the Association des théâtres francophones du Canada since November 2009 and will take over as its Director General this June. From 1997 to 2009, he was dramaturge and Coordinator of Play Development at the Centre des auteurs dramatiques (CEAD), Quebec’s prestigious play development center located in Montreal. Alain was also Associate Director of the Festival de Théâtre des Amériques (since renamed Festival TransAmériques) for the event’s 2002 edition. From 1997 to 2001, he was the Artistic Director of the Théâtre la Seizième in Vancouver. Previous to that, Alain worked as a stage director, actor and acting teacher in Quebec City where he studied at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique.