General and Artistic Director
Actress, puppeteer and director José Babin is the Théâtre Incliné’s artistic director. She loves going off the beaten track, searching the roots and conventions of theatre as an alchemist would bend the laws of nature to achieve something entirely new and unexpected. Her specialty is creating unusual juxtapositions of techniques and schools of thought with great results: applying Decroux’s corporeal mime to puppetry, writing dramatic narratives for the stage with lighting design in mind, melding both actor and puppet into a single acting entity, etc. Her groundbreaking work stands out in the midst of all the new trends in puppet theatre for adults in Quebec. Her strongest asset is her sensitive approach to serious themes, playing with them and transforming them in her unique way. Her most recent shows are: Threads and La morsure de l’ange.
After studying photography at CEGEP and earning a BA in visual and media arts at UQÀM, Geneviève shifted towards cultural management. She worked in the performing arts for several years, including at Théâtre Le Clou. A devotee of the arts as well as arts organizations, funding and mechanisms, she finished a graduate diploma in cultural organization management at HEC. Since 2013, she has been co-executive and administrative director with Projet MÛ.
Co-director of the Theatre Incline since 1997, Alain takes part in many of the company’s productions as lighting designer and creator of shadows and puppets. After following shadow theater masters classes in Teatro Gioco Vita and Cie Amoros et Augustin in Charleville-Mézières (France) in the early 2000, he develops an interest for precise lightings and the use of projections, so specific to the ‘”théâtre d’images”. Alain carries his research on shadows live and filmed through his work onstage and directing short-movies.
Market Development and Communications
After studying Music and Anthropology, Annick combined for 15 years a career as an instrumentalist and jobs in the performing arts field. To improve her knowledge in communication, administration and production, she completed a postgraduate diploma in management of cultural organizations at HEC in 2014. Since, she worked as booking agent and production manager in musical business. Today, she choose to open her horizons even more and get enthusiastically into the theatrical world.
Board of Directors 2019-2020
Alain Lavallée, president
Christian Guay, vice-president
Geneviève Therrien, treasurer
José Babin, administrator
David Corriveau, administrator