A word from the
Artistic Director

Photo: Marili Levac
Simon Boudreault, artistic director

A theatre company is a formidable vehicle that can present in a range of forms – from hot air balloon to tandem, from submarine to rocket ship, or even wheelbarrow.

This vehicle takes us on a journey to a world, a universe, and immerses us in a story

From its very beginnings, Théâtre de l’Œil has been a beautiful, inclusive, and conscientious vehicle, and an open window to a world of imagination.

Proudly carrying the artistic direction torch passed on by André Laliberté is both an honour and a challenge.

While I aim to pursue his conscientious and passionate work, I also want Théâtre de l’Œil, a veritable children’s puppetry arts institution in Québec, to welcome aboard confirmed playwrights that have honed their pen and signature style.

I want to build a bridge between Québec’s bubbling and vibrant contemporary dramaturgy scene and the province’s youth puppet theatre.

May creators and spectators come aboard, may the wind fill our sails and our lines stretch out and take us to a place where everything is possible.


Author and director Simon Boudreault is also a renowned actor and improviser. He was a member of the Ligue Nationale d’Improvisation for almost ten years, winning numerous awards. In 2005, he founded his company Simoniaques Théâtre, producing such memorable shows as Comment je suis devenu musulman, D pour Dieu?, Gloucester, As Is, Sauce brune and Je suis un produit.

For Théâtre de l’Œil, he was puppeteer in Le Jardin de Babel, created in 1999, author of La Félicité in 2002, and co-writer with Richard Lacroix of the wordless Sur 3 pattes in 2010. Appointed Artistic Director of Théâtre de l’Œil in 2020, he has directed two shows: Furioso, an epic written by Olivier Kemeid, and Perruche, a poetic fable by Virginie Beauregard D.