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Part of the Café-causerie : Budding Creations! event
Cultural mediation activity for adults and teens, 13 years +



Part of the Café-causerie : Budding Creations!  live-streamed event, avaiable online afterward.

In a casual setting, four creative teams present their work-in-progress and answer questions from the public eager to learn more about the various stages involved in the development of a puppet show.


Frétillant et Agile – Work-in-progress

With Frétillant et Agile, Jocelyn Sioui brings Auhaïtsic, an unlikely Wendat hero, back to life. How does this total stranger, who breeds mistrust among his own people, manage to save his nation from extinction and change the course of history?

With a rich soundtrack and the enchantment of sand theatre, Jocelyn Sioui coaxes colourful, larger- than-life characters out of the shadows. The author of Mononk Jules, which he adapted for the stage, Sioui knows that we must beware of still waters.

Target audience: All audiences
Running time: 90 minutes
Techniques: Sand and shadow theatre




Founded in 2000, Productions Illusion Fabuleuse (PIF) follows its nose. Over the years, PIF has produced shows by the Belzébrute collective (Shavirez, Mr P), which won acclaim in Canada and France. PIF also produced the show Mononk Jules, which has been touring Canada since 2021. Frétillant et Agile will be available in fall 2024.




Puppets: Catherine Gignac

Music: Luzio Altobelli and Bertil Schulrabe

Lighting: Mathieu Marcil

Performers: Jocelyn Sioui, Catherine Gignac and two musicians

Assistant stage director: Kristelle Delorme

Production director: Elizabeth Déry


Productions Illusion Fabuleuse would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), and En juin : Je lis autochtone for their support.