Alexandre Fecteau is both a director and author and recipient of the John Hirsch Award and the RBC Rising star Emerging Director Prize; both given in recognition of great potential.
With the collective Nous sommes ici, of which he is the artistic director, he created L’étape, Changing Room, La date and Le NoShow—a show which has been presented more than 100 times in Quebec, France, Switzerland and Mexico; and which earned him the Œuvre de l’année Capitale-Nationale Award in 2015 (CALQ) and Rayonnement international in 2018 (Conseil de la Culture Capitale-Nationale). In 2018, with the collective, he debuted his fifth creation: Hôtel-Dieu followed by Entre Autres in 2019. In the Spring of 2021, he presented his latest creation, at Théâtre la Bordée—Singulières: a documentary play addressing the subject of female celibacy. As a guest director, he has directed Ionesco’s Rhinoceros and Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus at the Théâtre du Trident (earning Best Direction and Best Quebec Show at the Prix de la Critique de l’AQCT). At Théâtre La Bordée, he updated the mythical play Les fées ont soif by Denise Boucher (Best Quebec Show at the AQCT Critics’ Awards) and À toi pour toujours, ta Marilou by Michel Tremblay in 2017.
He participated in two editions of the travelling show Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant...? before being appointed to the artistic coordination of the event in 2016. He was also invited to create the opening event of the Pierre-Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec.
Graduate of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec in 2013, Maxime has acted in some fifteen theatrical productions including: Les Plouffe, Sauver des vies, L’enfance de l’art, Je me soulève and Les Contes à Passer le temps.
Equally trained as a journalist at UQAM, as an author, he is also interested in documentary theatre. In this style, he has written about a famous octogenarian night owl in Quebec City and about female celibacy through his plays Mme G. and Singulières: both presented at La Bordée and published by l’Instant Même. He also co-wrote and co-directed the interactive play Ensemble, about the experience of confinement in 2020. In 2019, he co-created Terre Promise with Maryse Lapierre for the Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec.
A graduate of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec in 2007, Frédérique Bradet’s talent has been showcased on stages throughout the capital of Québec. She performed, among other productions, in Le Bourgeois gentilhomme and Les Plouffe at Théâtre du Trident; as well as at La Bordée in À la Clémentine at La Roche-à-Veillon ; Arlequin, servants of two masters ; Matéo et la suite du monde and Christine la reine-garçon. She has received award nominations for her interpretation of the roles of Frosine in L’Avare and Shirley in Lucky Lady (La Bordée) as well as Cécile in Les Plouffe (Le Trident).
One of the founding members of Nous sommes ici, and now artistic coordinator, she has also contributed to the development of the collective’s creative line and brought multiple characters to life in productions that have been widely acclaimed in Quebec and Europe: L’Étape, Changing Room, La Date, and Le NoShow.
In parallel to her acting career, she teaches diction at the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Québec.
Catalan actress since 1996; established in Quebec since 2018. In Quebec City, she participated in the shows Les véritables aventures de Don Quichotte de la Mancha and Le miel est plus doux que le sang, written and directed by Philippe Soldevila and presented at the Théâtre Périscope de Québec.
In Barcelona, she founded the Gataro theatre company in 1996 and the Almeria Teatre de Barcelona in 2008. With these two companies, she has participated in more than 25 theatrical productions as an actor and producer.
Savina won the 2010 UNNIM Theatre Award for Best Actress for her role as Carmela in ¡Ay, Carmela! by José Sanchis Sinisterra and directed by Victor Alvaro; and the 2016-2017 Quebec Association of Theatre Critics / Quebec Section Award in the Female Performance category for her role as The Niece in Les véritables aventures de Don Quichotte de la Mancha.
Danielle Le Saux-Farmer
Actor, director, translator and artistic director. Danielle Le Saux-Farmer is a graduate of the University of Ottawa in theatre and of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec. Since graduating in 2011, she has performed at Théâtre du Trident, La Bordée, Premier Acte, Le Périscope, Théâtre la Licorne, Théâtre Denise-Pelletier and on tour across Canada. Among other productions, she has been seen in Nuages en pantalon’s L’art de la chute (a project that includes her as a co-writer); The Laramie Project at Théâtre du Trident; La Guerre des Tuques (a theatrical adaptation by Fabien Cloutier) and more recently in Singulières by Maxime Beauregard-Martin (directed by Alexandre Fecteau at the Théâtre la Bordée in Spring of 2021).
She has translated three plays: Avant l’archipel by Emily Pearlman (a creation in which she performs, and which has over one hundred performances to its credit); Beyond the Night Sky (a creation by Nuages en pantalon) and The Art of the Fall (a published translation of L’art de la chute). She also directed an adaptation of David Mamet’s Dans le bois in 2013; Pascale Renaud-Hébert’s Le Jeu (a production by the Collectif du Vestiaire) in 2017 and Pascale Renaud-Hébert’s Princesse de personne (her first production as Artistic Director of Théâtre Catapulte in Ottawa). In addition to continuing as Artistic and General Director of the Catapulte for a fourth season, Danielle will also be part of the cast of Louis-Philippe Roy’s Durant des années for Théâtre Du Trillium’s next creation in Spring of 2022.
As a performer, Nadia has taken part in several theatrical productions. Notably, Bienveillance (Théâtre de la Bordée), Doggy dans Gravel (Théâtre Kata) and Trois nuits avec Madox (La Trâlée) of which she was a finalist for the Nicky-Roy Award (revelation of the year).
With La Trâlée, a company of which she is a member, she took part in two object theatre adaptations of classic films: Rashomon (AQCT Best Show Award) and Citoyen K. Over the past year, audiences may recognize her from Les contes à passer le temps (Vierge folle), L’envers (Parabole théâtre) or have been introduced to her first literary work * *, which was presented in April 2022 at Premier Acte.
Sophie Thibeault is a member of the 2007 graduating class of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec. One may have seen her on stage in a wide variety of productions throughout Quebec and even in Europe. For Youth Theatre she has performed in L’Ombre de l’escargot de Nuages en pantalon and Les Zurbains du Clou. For Summer Theatre in L’Emmerdeur by Voix d’accès and in Winter Theatre with La Guerre des tuques by Théâtre Sous Zéro. At La Bordée, she played the lead role in La Chatte sur un toit brûlant by Maxime Robin and performed in La Réunification des deux Corées by Michel Nadeau; recently in Singulières and Être norvégien by Théâtre Bistouri; at the Trident in Lapin Lapin by Martin Genest and Le meilleur des mondes by Nancy Bernier.
She collaborated with Alexandre Fecteau for Le NoShow. She also co-created the piece Mouvement Perpétuel during the course of Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant...? for the Carrefour International de Théâtre. Since 2016, she has collaborated in direction, writing and performance in Les Contes à passer le temps. She will also co-direct the next creation Muse de Flip Fabrique with Maxime Robin. She has been a regular player in the National Improvisation League for 3 seasons. You may have also seen her over the last three Summers on MAtv as a co-host and chief chronicler in the show Enfin l’été.