Team

JOSÉ BABIN
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, La morsure de l’ange and LoveStar.

 

MARIE-LUCE GERVAIS
Administrative Director
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.

 

ALAIN LAVALLÉE
Production
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.

 

 

SARA TOMMASEL
Market Development and Communications
From a young age, Sara started her studies in Classical Music and learned the violin. After more than a decade in that field, she decided to study Management so she could do what she loves the most: arts and business. Passionate about jazz and arts in general, she accumulated years of experience in concert halls, museums and other cultural organizations. Sara opens up to the world as she is also a Travel Director and guides thousands of travelers around the world.