Canada／Actress, Author, Director
Marie Brassard is an actress, director and author. In 2001, after working in close collaboration with Robert Lepage for fifteen years, she created her first solo show, Jimmy, at the Festival de théâtre des Amériques (now FTA). The success of this work prompted her to start her own production company, Infrarouge, and to begin a solo career. Since then, in collaboration with guest artists from different disciplines and origins, she goes on creating surreal performances with virtuoso acting skills and innovative videos, music, lighting and visual installations. Her pieces, in which she continues her technological experiments, have been presented and acclaimed in many countries in the Americas, Europe as well as in Japan and Australia. In 2016, she was awarded the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec, an honorary distinction highlighting her exceptional contribution to the Quebec artistic community.
A Canadian actress and director, Marie Brassard will work on the creation of a new performance, inspired by the clever remark made by a girl child. Brassard integrates music and video into a kind of musical with dark and surreal taste for adults. Accompanied by the experienced staff assembled from all over the world, Miwa Okuno (choreographer), Kyoko Takenaka (actress) and Yokna Hasegawa (filmmaker, dramaturg) will commit to the production. The residency was originally scheduled in 2020, but due to the COVID-19, it was postponed. The performance will be premiered in 2021.