| Richard Lacroix

André Laliberté

Animator of souls

Do puppets have souls? Master puppeteer André Laliberté certainly thinks so! And he’s been proving it since 1973, when he co-founded the Théâtre de l’Œil. From A New World (1990) to the unforgettable The Star Keeper (1997) and more recently A Heart in Winter (2015), his company’s shows have delighted the hearts of audiences everywhere (no fewer than 1.3 million spectators to date). André Laliberté is also one of the founders of Maison Théâtre in Montreal. And to think it all began when, at 13, he was hospitalized and saw his first puppet show!