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Performer, director

Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard

Performer and director Pierre Antoine Lafon Simard is a graduate of the University of Ottawa theatre program (2004), the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec acting program (2007) and the National Theatre School of Canada directing program (2009). In October 2016 he was appointed artistic director and general manager of Théâtre du Trillium, where he was also an associate artist for the 2011–12 season. With that company he has performed in and directed several new works, including Taram (2011), based on the universe of artist Marjolaine Beauchamp; Déluge (2012); and Les Mains de Jonathan (2013), a coproduction with Théâtre La Rubrique. While pursuing his own artistic career, he has also held the positions of artistic coordinator of Espace René-Provost in Gatineau; artistic director of the Festival de l’Outaouais émergent; lecturer and teacher; co-founder and artistic director of Creative Mornings in Montréal; and communications officer for the company Porte Parole directed by playwright Annabel Soutar. From 2013 to 2016, he was the assistant programmer at Usine C in Montréal. In 2020, with Julien Morissette, he founded the Scène nationale du son. He directed M.I.L.F. and Néon Boréal, which premiered at Zones Théâtrales 2017 and 2019 respectively.

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