Marie Brassard is an author, director and actress. In 2001, she initiated a solo career and founded her own production company, Infrarouge. Since then, in close collaboration with musicians and visual artists, she has created surrealist theatre with virtuoso acting skills and innovative video, light and sound installations. Expression of a singular voice in the theatrical landscape, her pieces have been presented and warmly received in many countries in the Americas, in Europe, in Japan and in Australia. She occasionally works in the dance world and sometimes acts in films. In 2016, she was awarded the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec, an honour recognizing her exceptional contribution to Québec’s artistic community. Lately, in December 2022, she was presented with the Siminovitch Prize, the most prestigious theater award in Canada. Awarded every three years, this prize recognizes innovative directors and theater artists whose work demonstrates innovation and excellence.