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Jackie Gosselin is a founding member of DynamO Théâtre and one of the company’s coartistic directors since 1989. She has been involved in practically all of the company’s productions. She directed Lili and Ghosts and ladders. She also wrote and directed Thrice upon a time…, Misstart, a production for stage clowns, The big bad wolf, Inner Migrant and What if Romeo & Juliet…. She worked on the Documents for Poverty and Hope project that brought together 6 theatre companies based in 5 countries and collaborated on Ausência as a choreographer and on Patrice Balbina’s Chance encounter with the end of the world as a cowriter. She oversees the company’s physical-actor training program. She also took part in a number of advanced actor-training workshops, namely with Philippe Gaulier (London) and various playwriting workshops. Since 2004, she has been teaching clowning at École de théâtre professionnel (acting school) of Collège Lionel-Groulx college. She leads physical-acting classes for several organizations, including DynamO Théâtre and intermittently with Cirque du Soleil, the National Theatre School of Canada, École supérieure de théâtre (acting school) at UQÀM university, Dr Clown Foundation, Association Théâtre Éducation du Québec (ATEQ) association, Association québécoise des marionnettistes (AQM) organization as well as several foreign locations: Ath (Belgium), Macau, Taipei and Singapore in Asia, Aguascalientes (Mexico) and Seville (Spain).
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Yves Simard is an actor, scriptwriter and director. He has performed in many productions with companies such as Carbone 14, Les Deux Mondes and Dulcinée et cie. He also worked as a dramaturg for the Cirque du Soleil Wintuk production in New York City. For 23 years, he worked as a director, cowriter and puppeteer with the Théâtre de la Dame de Cœur company. As DynamO Théâtre’s coartistic director since 2008, he has performed in The Challenge, Echoes of the River, Misstart, a production for stage clowns, Ghosts and ladders, The big bad wolf and Inner Migrant. He wrote and directed I on the sky, The Nonexistent and Life-Cycle. He also co-wrote and performed in Patrice Balbina’s Chance encounter with the end of the world, a creative project stemming from the Documents of Poverty and Hope project. He leads major theatre-mediation projects in the Montreal-area schools as well as with the Marphy’s Play House in Chengdu, China.