Mathieu Marcil has been creating lighting designs for various theatre companies since 1991. From Carbone 14 to Omnibus by way of the Groupe de la Veillée, the companies he works with reflect his affinity for physical theatre. His interest in young audiences has also led him to work regularly with the children’s theatre companies Bouches décousues and Le Clou. Always on the lookout for new lighting experiences, he has exported his skills to various disciplines, including circus, with Les Gens d’R (Échos, presented at the 2000 Venice Biennale). His research on the relationship between lighting and the physical body sparked his interest in the puppeteer’s craft. “Sensitive” is the word most often used to describe his lighting designs.