Marie is a theatre director, dramaturg and producer, who has trained and worked across Canada and internationally. She’s the founder and Co-Artistic Director of the formally-experimental company Babelle Theatre in Vancouver. Her theatrical interests are broad – from staging classical texts, new Canadian plays, sketch comedy and theatre for young audiences, to developing new works with writers and devising contemporary puppetry.
Marie is not afraid of risk, of bending physical space and theatrical conventions to offer a different point of entry into the arts for younger and more adventurous audiences. She's an artist with very playful conceptions of dramatic convention – her shows operate under one set of rules and then they subvert those rules ever so slightly, again and again.
Her work with Babelle has been described as trippy, intelligent and wildly inventive. For the past several years, she has been pursuing a unique practice in Vancouver and has made a definitive mark in her west coast community. She has directed for and collaborated with many companies across the country, such as Rumble Theatre, Théâtre La Seizième, and Porte-Parole. This past 2018/19 season, she worked as the Associate Artistic Director at Crow’s Theatre with Chris Abraham in Toronto. She was also an Assistant Director at the Stratford Festival, Bard on the Beach, and the ArtsClub.
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