Team, Board and Committees

Casteliers’s cornerstone: a talented and dedicated team.




Geneviève Therrien
Executive Director

Louise Lapointe
Artistic Director

Marie-Ève Fortier
Communications and Marketing Director

Lynne Cooper
Community Outreach and Audience Development Coordinator

Julie Laviolette
MIAM Coordinator

Éric Simard
Production and Technical Director

Frédérique Simard
Accounting and Administrative Support Technician, responsible for personal information




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 Management, HEC Montréal

Administrator: Bernest Durandisse, Director, Specialty Acquisitions, TD Bank Group

Administrator: Louise Lapointe, Casteliers Artistic Director

Administrator: Laurent Soustiel, Lawyer




Louise Lapointe, Artistic Director

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

Jocelyn Sioui, Playwright, Performer and Puppeteer




Geneviève Therrien, Executive Director

Louise Lapointe, Artistic Director

Marie-Ève Fortier, Communications and Marketing Director

Bernest Durandisse, Director, Specialized Acquisition, TD Bank Group

Anne-Marie Panneton, Activity Coordinator, Carmelle and Rémi-Marcoux Chair in Arts Management, HEC Montréal

Marie-Claude L’Heureux

Michel G. Barette




Geneviève Therrien, Executive Director

Julie Laviolette, MIAM Coordinator

Vincent Ranallo, AQM Coordinator

Pavla Mano, Festival international de Casteliers Hospitality and Logistics Manager, Puzzle Théâtre Artistic Director, Puppeteer, and Cultural Mediator

Lucile Prosper, General and Artistic Co-Coordinator of the OUF! Festival Off Casteliers, Co-Director of Aluma, and Puppeteer