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JUNE 21, 2021

Simon Boudreault has been Artistic Director of the Théâtre de l'Œil since the spring of 2020, replacing André Laliberté. “I took the helm in the midst of a storm,” he says. Despite the daunting winds and many perils, Simon has successfully delivered a first creation, Furioso, whose team is eager to present it to the public.

Link with playwriting

In the world of puppetry, Théâtre de l’Œil is an institution: “In two years, we will be celebrating the company's 50th anniversary!” says Simon Boudreault. “As an institution, we have duties to perform and a role to play. I want to establish links with contemporary playwriting, which is very much alive in Quebec, by inviting well-regarded playwrights  to write for us. I started with Olivier Kemeid, for Furioso, and for our next creation we will have a female dramatist: for me, it is important that we alternate between men and women writers. Our playwrights have carte blanche, but they must respect our main parameter, which is puppetry for young audiences.”

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NOVEMBER 6, 2020

On November 4th, André Laliberté received the 2020 Prix Albert-Tessier, one of the prestigious Prix du Québec artistic awards. The Prix Albert-Tessier, presented by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, is the highest distinction granted to a person for their outstanding contribution to the performing arts in Québec.

ANDRÉ LALIBERTÉ - Théatre de l’Œil Co-founder and Artistic and General Director from 1973 to 2020

While mainly focusing on the artistic direction of Théâtre de l’Œil’s productions, André Laliberté was also a playwright, puppeteer and stage director. His passion for puppetry and his determination to transcend genres led him to bring together artists from every creative discipline to explore this age-old art form: renowned stage directors, visual artists, musicians and choreographers who were introduced to puppetry arts thanks to André Laliberté.

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JUNE 21, 2016

Théâtre de l'Œil will be presenting its signature show, The Star Keeper/Le Porteur, during its tour of the People's Republic of China from July 13-31.

The troupe will be appearing in the national capital at a brand new venue, the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, from July 13-17. The show will then move on to the Shanghai Children’s Arts Theatre on July 23-24, followed by the prestigious Guangzhou Opera House on July 29-31. A total of 14 performances will be oered in the three cities. The troupe's last appearance in China was in 2014, when it staged 3-Legged Tale/Sur 3 Pattes for young audiences and families in Guangzhou as part of an Asian tour.

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