David Laurin is a talented performer, with a Theatre diploma from the Lionel Groulx College, which he graduated from in 2005. Since then, he has been working as an actor, artistic director, translator, and dancer. David is also one of the artistic directors of the infamous Duceppe Theatre.
To this day, he has translated over thirthy plays. His translations were performed at the Trident Theatre, La Licorne, Espace Go, as well as the Prospero theatre. Amongst those texts are Ceux que l’on porte by Andrew Dainoff, Farragut North by Beau Willimon, L’absence de guerre by David Hare, and Constellations by Nick Payne. With Duceppe, he has translated the plays Ils étaient tous mes fils, of Arthur Miller, Oslo, by J.T. Rogers, and Salle de nouvelles, by Lee Hall, in addition to signing the adaptation of the film Gaz Bar Blues, by Louis Bélanger.
As a performer, David Laurin makes his first step on stage in 2005 in Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre du Nouveau Monde. He continuously impresses his audience with an arsenal of over twenty productions including Les Misérables, Le Cid, Le Petit Roy and Of Mice and Men. David is also a dancer in Un peu de tendresse, bordel de merde! And La pornographie des âmes de Dave St-Pierre.
On the small screen, he portrays a young Jean Duceppe in the eponymous series, and has memorable small performances in Minuit le soir, Virginie, Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin, Le coeur a ses raisons. He obtains his first lead role in a feature film in 2009 in À vos marques party! 2.
In 2009, taken by a strong desire to establish a durable bridge with the emerging Anglo-Saxon dramaturgy, David Laurin cofounds LAB87. This Montreal based company has notably produced Quand la pluie s'arrêtera at Duceppe, as well as L’obsession de la beauté, Les flâneurs célestes, Scotstown, the English version, Tribus, Constellations, Yen, L’amour est un dumpling, Il faudra bien qu’un jour and Toutes les choses parfaites, presented at La Licorne. The last three of those productions have been revived for the 5 à 7 Duceppe.