Actor, director and teacher Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s theatre program (2004), the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec’s acting program (2007), and the National Theatre School of Canada’s directing program (2009). In October 2016, he was appointed artistic director of Ottawa’s Théâtre du Trillium, where he was an artistic associate for the 2011–12 season. For Trillium, he appeared in Anne‑Marie White’s Écume (2010) and directed several productions, including Taram (2011), about the world of artist Marjolaine Beauchamp; Anne‑Marie White’s Déluge (2012); and Les Mains de Jonathan (2013), coproduced by Théâtre du Trillium and Théâtre La Rubrique. During his artistic career he has served simultaneously as artistic coordinator of Espace René-Provost in Gatineau, artistic director of the Festival de l’Outaouais Émergent, lecturer and professor, founding artistic director of Creative Mornings, and director of communications for playwright Annabel Soutar’s company Porte Parole. In 2015-2016, he was appointed associate artistic director of Usine C in Montreal. He is directing the world premiere of M.I.L.F. at Zones Théâtrales 2017.