General and Artistic Director
Founder and artistic director of the Théâtre Incliné since 1991, José is a stage director, an author, an actress and a puppeteer. She created her theater of matter through a scenic writing made up of fragmented spaces where inanimate objects, bodies, text, light and music embody a detail of the complete canvas. As a great traveler, she gets her inspiration from multiple territories and cultures to create art works in situ with artists from various horizons : Italy, France, Japan, Acadie, Norway, Finland, Gaspésie and Nunavik.
Trained actress, Marie-Luce co-founded her own theater company directly after her studies at the École supérieure de théâtre. That experience gave her the passion for management and organizational strategy and pushed her to complete a master’s degree in Management of cultural enterprises at HEC Montréal. Marie-Luce had the chance to work for many organizations such as international cooperatives, circuses, classical music and theater companies.
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
Passionate about theater and writing, Claudèle is interested in art forms that allow to encounter Others and bridge cultures. After completing her college training in art-drama, she perfected her linguistic skills through a Literature and Teaching program at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She then turned to the field of communications, still at UQAM, with the Cultural Action program. This is how she developed her skills in communications and outreach and became familiar with the world of arts and culture and its many treasures. For Claudèle, culture is a form of poetry; she borrows from art the delicate and fragile filter through which she sees life, like one of those stained glass windows whose colors reveal their beauty in contact with the sun.