Chloé Barshee

Graduated of the École supérieure de théâtre de l’UQAM in 2014, Chloé Barshee co-founded the Grande Surface collective with her classmates when she left school. She has been seen performing at the Théâtre La Chapelle, at the Théâtre du Rideau-Vert in the production Molière, Shakespeare et moi and at the Zone Homa festival.

She is the theater director of Théâtre Everest. She is the one who constructs and imagines the craziest images, the one who always pushes the limits of the possible, who always asks herself : How are we going to do this?

“With Théâtre Everest, the creative process is a return to our roots, to childhood, a great playground where anything is possible, where anything can happen, where an accident can turn into an extraordinary idea and where there are no right or wrong moves… because it’s all about creation.”

Sebastián Mejía

Sebastian Mejia studied Colombian percussion with Kelly Rojas and Luis Carlos Ochoa (Colombia, 2005, 2006) and Cuban percussion with Francisco Sánchez “Lele” and the company Cutumba (Cuba, 2009, 2010).  He did a training programme with DEI in Costa Rica (2007), which introduced him into popular education. He has put theses experiences into the creative projects he has co- founded, Barefoot Salsa Collective and Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, as well as punctual collaboration with some musical projects in Montreal such as Tamcoaré (2006- 2007) and Ramón y Su Son (2007- 2010).

Lydie Dubuisson

Born and based in Montreal, Lydie Dubuisson is a theatre creator, playwright, director, and storyteller.  She performed in musicals, sang in choirs, directed choirs, sang in a jazz band and graduated with distinction in Theatre from Concordia University.

Her art explores intersectionality, dystopian reality, collective memory, and ritualistic moods.  Gospel music permeates her work. Dubuisson’s plays give voice to women living in conservative communities by questioning destiny within fundamentalist environments.

Her play Quiet had a staged reading for the Black Theatre Workshop’s 2018 Discovery Series.  She is part of the writing team of Blackout, a Tableau d’Hôte production, which will be presented in January 2019. Dubuisson is currently writing her second play, Sanctuary.