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.