Photo: J. Perreault

Renowned for his original concepts and inventive stagings, he's been at the heart of over forty live stage productions as director, author, translator and concept designer. His creations have been presented in many different venues all over Quebec, Canada and North America notably with the Cirque du Soleil, the Just For Laughs Festival and many theater stages such as the Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Théâtre d'Aujourd'hui, Théâtre du Rideau Vert and the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde.

He's been given many recognitions for his artistic works starting with the Masque award for Revelation of the year (2003/with Simon Boudreault) for his adaptation and directing of his first professional theater show L'Honnête Fille by Goldoni at the Théâtre Denise-Pelletier. In this same venue, he'll also receive the public appreciation awards for best show and directing of the season for Les Jumeaux Vénitiens by Goldoni (2004) and Dr. Jekyll and M. Hyde by Stevenson (2008). His impressive adaptation of Vernes' 20 000 leagues under the sea (2009) with his company (Théâtre des Ventrebleus) will bring him notable praises and confirm his defining interest for physical stage performance and innovation in technical stage design.

Rhinocéros, TNM 2007
Photo: Y. Renaud

He's the author, concept designer and director of all the companies' successful creations spanning over 25 years. The productions include Scrooge by Dickens (2002), Poe inspired by the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe (2006), Rex (2008) and Les Mythomanes (2014). Scrooge (2002), Poe (2006), Rex Les Mythomanes

His adaptation and staging of the show Tout Shakespeare pour les nuls at the Just For Laughs Festival in 2006 will grant it the award for Best show of the year. His creation Théâtre Extrême, with the Théâtre du Vaisseau d'Or, will be cited as Top5 best shows of the year in 2007. The same year, his adaptation and staging of Huit Femmes by Robert Thomas will take home the Golden Ticket for most tickets sold on tour. The play Rhinocéros by Ionesco, which he directed, will follow with four Gascon-Roux awards at the Théâtre du Nouveau-Monde in 2008.

He's a two times recipient of the Desjardins Cultural Grand Prize awards for stage artist of the year in 2014 and 2016. He was also finalist for the same awards in 2013 and 2015. In 2016, he will also be part of the production Gloucester (Théâtre de La Bordée and Place des Arts) which marks the first publication of one of his plays, co-written with Simon Boudreault (Dramaturges éditeurs).

In 2010, he enters the circus world with Omaterra, a multimedia waterworks circus creation presented in Sherbrooke for two consecutive years. The show will receive the Tourism Grand Prize.

Stone, CDS 2017
Photo: MA Lemire

In 2015, he joins the Cirque du Soleil as director and original concept designer for the Tribute Series presented at the Cogeco Amphitheater in Trois-Rivières. He's at the heart of the overwhelming successes of all five shows: Le Monde est Fou (Beau Dommage, 2015), Tout Écartillé (Robert Charlebois, 2016), Stone (Luc Plamondon, 2017), Juste une p’tite nuite (Les Colocs, 2018) and Joyeux Calvaire (Les Cowboys Fringants, 2019). He's offered his first big top show for the Cirque du Soleil in 2019 with the acclaimed relecture of the iconic show Alegria-In a new light.He's also worked on many project development for the Cirque Soleil, namely Biloxi-Mississipi, Beijing-China, Osaka-Japan and soon to be created La Valette-Malta.

He's directed many times within up-and-coming companies and professional theater schools like the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique de Montréal (SMOG/2003), the National Theater School Of Canada with Scenes from the big picture by Owen McCafferty (2006) and Méphisto by Ariane Mnouchkine (2008). He staged his first musical theater production at the professional musical theater option of the Lionel-Groulx college in 2009 with the creation of Brecht/Weills' L’Opéra de Quat’sous 

Time permitting, he regularly gives workshops in staging, directing and playwriting. He recently was in charge of university playwriting classes at the École Supérieure de Théâtre (UQAM 2020-21).