MARIE-EVE HUOTARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR

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Biography

When she graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 2006, Marie-Eve Huot already possessed a passionate and unbiased interest in young audiences. Since then, she has developed her reflection on productions for children and small children and has taken part in various theatrical events for this audience in Québec, France, and elsewhere in the world.

As an actor, Marie-Eve has played in ten productions, including Wajdi Mouawad’s Assoiffés at Théâtre Le Clou. In 2007, she co-founded Théâtre Ébouriffé, where she premièred Cabaret au bazar (2008), Un château sur le dos (2012), Noeuds papillon (2014),and, Des pieds et des mains (2016).

In 2012, she participated in the L’acteur-auteur workshop given by Wajdi Mouawad during the Laboratoires français at the National Arts Centre. In 2013, she was selected by ASSITEJ Internationale to represent the new generation of creative artists whose work is focused on young audiences in an exchange internship called Next Generation Project, as part of the SCHÄXPIR festival in Linz, Austria. That same year, she directed Gilles Vigneault’s tale Léo et les presqu’îles for the Festival International de littérature, as well as Reviens!, the winning play in the Le théâtre jeune public et la relève writing competition. She has also contributed to a number of editions of Les Zurbains at Théâtre Le Clou.

In 2016, Le Carrousel welcomes Marie-Eve Huot to the position of artistic co-director of the company. She has been working closely with Gervais Gaudreault and Suzanne Lebeau for more than eight years. In 2008, after obtaining a grant from the Conseil des arts de Montréal, she began a long-term internship at Le Carrousel. At the end of the internship, the co-directors invited Théâtre Ébouriffé, a company founded by Marie-Eve, for a four-year residency. In 2012, as guest director, she re-created Suzanne Lebeau’s Une lune entre deux maisons. This production earned her the Prix LOJIQ/RIDEAU Francophonie for the quality, relevance, and appropriateness of her direction and made it possible for her to undertake an observation residency at La Minoterie in Dijon, France. Since 2012, she has sat on Le Carrousel’s board of directors. In 2014, she became an associate artist, following and contributing to the creative processes, and guiding the company’s activities in a constant dialogue with the artistic co-directors.

As someone fully committed to the theatre, Marie-Eve is active in theatre community life, trying to make the voices of creators for young audiences heard. She has been the chair of the board of directors of Théâtres Unis Enfance Jeunesse (TUEJ) since 2011 and has sat for a number of years on the artistic committee of Maison Théâtre (Montréal). In recent years, she has participated in re-establishing ASSITEJ Canada, in collaboration with the Association des théâtres francophones du Canada and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres. She is also a member of the artistic committee of Le Cube, centre international de recherche et de création en théâtre pour l’enfance et la jeunesse. Since 2013, she has led an internship reflecting on theatre for very young children, in collaboration with Petits bonheurs and Le Cube.

Her first play, Nœuds papillon, has been published by Lansman Éditeur (Belgium), and the translation into Polish by DramEdition (Poland). The play is also available in Spanish. It was produced in Mexico in winter 2016, and will be produced in France and Poland in winter 2017.

Publications

PLAYS PUBLISHED

IN FRENCH

WITH LANSMAN ÉDITEUR (BELGIUM)

 

Noeuds papillon, 2013

 

IN POLISH

WITH DRAMEDITION (POLAND)

 

Motyle (Noeuds papillon), 2013

 

Awards

Prix LOJIQ/RIDEAU Francophonie for the quality, relevance, and appropriateness of her direction for A Moon Between Two Houses, 2013

Grant from the Conseil des Arts de Montréal enabling her to undertake a six-month internship with Le Carrousel’s artistic directors, 2008