Actress and stage director Véronika Makdissi-Warren is a graduate of the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Québec and was trained in violin at the Conservatoire de Musique. A clowning enthusiast, she has created several shows, including Mammouth et Maggie
, Moi aussi
and King Lear contre-attaque
. From 2003 to 2008, the actress travelled the world to act in two Ex Machina creations directed by Robert Lepage: La trilogie des dragons
and The Busker’s Opera
. She has also directed numerous productions, including Le psychomaton
by Anne-Marie Olivier. A member of Théâtre Niveau Parking since 1999, Véronika has participated in a number of its productions, including Lentement la beauté
, On achève bien les chevaux
, Act of God
and Le Dieu du carnage
Véronika passes on her experience by teaching clowning and theatrical tactics, among other subjects, at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Québec. Since September 2018, the actress has served as L’Aubergine’s artistic director. A close collaborator of Les P’tits Mélomanes du Dimanche, Véronika Makdissi-Warren created the youth concerts La Mystérieuse Métamorphose de M. et Mme Tacet
and Le petit musicien
, featuring the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.
Assistant Set Designer
Writer and director Melissa Bouchard graduated from the Directing and Creation program at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec. With the completion of a master of arts degree in Performing and Screen Arts in 2014, she presented her creation Les frères Velivolum
, a multidisciplinary production inspired by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Focusing her work on multidisciplinarity and gestural theatre, she co-founded the Théâtre de la Bacaisse in 2014 and became its artistic director.
In addition to writing the scripts and directing the company’s shows, in 2017 she brought a new concept to life with mobile theatrical shows in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. In 2019 and 2020, she served as an assistant director to Michel Nadeau, Véronika Makdissi-Warren, and Maryse Lapierre. In 2020, she directed Nom d’une botte!
, a gumboot theatre-dance show for young audiences produced by Les Malchaussées, Beethoven à Québec
by P’tits mélomanes de Québec, and Sous l’eau
by Théâtre du Gros Mécano, in addition to creating Pop-Up Fest, a travelling street performance show in Quebec City.