Martine Beaulne has had several theatrical lives. She started out with Parminou, a militant theatre company that she co-founded. She then travelled the world to research other traditions and approaches. In Italy, she studied commedia dell’arte; in Japan, butoh; in Denmark, she met Eugenio Barba. In addition to being an actress, she has directed more than 60 plays from all repertoires—classic, international, Quebec—including Michel Tremblay's iconic Albertine, en cinq temps, in 2000. The central thread of Martine Beaulne’s practice is her unique way of placing the actor at the heart of her artistic approach. After La cité des loups (2005), Marco bleu is her second collaboration with the Théâtre de l’Œil.