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Casteliers celebrates its coming of age by welcoming back puppeteers from three continents to Montréal for the 18th Festival de Casteliers, which will take place from March 1 to 5, 2023. The program will feature works from Québec, Canada, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Taiwan, to the delight of all, from the very young to the very old!

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Artistic Committee

  • Louise Lapointe, Casteliers Artistic Director
  • Marcelle Hudon, Puppeteer
  • Francis Monty, Playwright and Puppeteer
  • Karine St-Arnaud, Actor and Puppeteer
  • Mark Sussman, Concordia University Professor and Puppeteer
  • Yana KM, Puppeteer and photographer
  • Agnès Zacharie, Playwright, Stage Director, Actor and Puppeteer

Board of Directors

  • President: François Bissonnette, President, Owner and Founder, REALTA Agence immobilière
  • Vice-President: Hélène Hayot, Consultant
  • Secretary: Anne-Marie Panneton, Activity Coordinator, Carmelle and Rémi-Marcoux Chair in Arts Managment, HEC Montréal
  • Treasurer: Joël Hamelin, Cost of Returns Leader, Fenplast
  • Administrator : Bernest Durandisse, Director, Specialty Acquisitions, TD Bank Group
  • Administrator: Louise Lapointe, Casteliers Artistic Director
  • Administrator: Laurent Soustiel, Lawyer

Honorary members:

Dominique Jobin, Lawyer
Martine Beaulne, Stage Director