Before completing a bachelor’s degree in performance at UQAM’s École supérieure de théâtre, and as part of a final year at McGill in feminist and Indigenous studies, Marion Daigle began investigating the notions of empathy among audiences and performers, the limits of the concept of embodiment in theatre, and the development of utopias/the utopian through the performing arts. Marion is particularly attracted by the utopian and transformative potential of things that stand out from the everyday, the magical, the strange and the extraordinary: escaping from the here and now the better to analyze, appreciate and inhabit it. A love of stage musicals is part of the altered reality that has infused this artist’s daily life with magic, courage and joy. Marion started performing in high school musicals, then took a year of singing lessons before completing a two-year course with the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective. This theatrical form was also Marion’s gateway to the world of puppetry. How could anyone resist Jim Henson’s cheeky and distinctive characters in The Muppet Movie and its sequels? At UQAM, Marion seized the opportunity to take an introductory puppetry course, and after graduating, took courses with Théâtre de la Dame de Cœur and the Association québécoise des marionnettistes. Marion intends to continue developing skills in acting, voice and movement, as well as an artistic practice that incorporates encountered experiences, questions and interests.