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Founded in 2011 in Quebec City, Les Incomplètes is a theatre company focused on research and creation, inspired by pluralism in art. Based on their unique approach, the company produces sensory driven pieces, full of rich imagery, providing audiences with a unique aesthetic experience.

While there is a desire to explore other audiences in the future, the company has thus far focused its research on early childhood, believing that because children are not bound by theatrical codes, they can be free to delve into narratives based largely on image and sense. 

In hopes of creating a social connection and thus enriching their creative process, Les Incomplètes also spearhead cultural action projects, whose aim is to bring the community, the artists and their creative pieces closer together.

Founding members

Audrey et Laurence sont metteures en scène et comédiennes. Josiane est chorégraphe et interprète en danse contemporaine. Ensemble, elles travaillent à l’idéation des projets artistiques de la compagnie. Jusqu’à maintenant, l’écriture des spectacles et des chantiers se fait en collectif, de concert avec les autres collaborateurs aux projets.

Laurence P Lafaille

Laurence, a graduate of Université Laval’s theatre program, is founder and co-director of Les Incomplètes theatre company. With their artistic approach based on movement, imagery and sensory experience, they succeeded in reaching the baby audience member, to whom they have dedicated their research since 2009. Les Incomplètes’ creative process being multidisciplinary, Laurence wears many hats in the company, depending on the project: actor, director, playwright, or artistic director.

Her love for the young audience swiftly emerged when she saw the beautiful play Pacamambo (L’Arrière Scène) in 2000. She has since worked with the Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs as an artist-facilitator, at which time her thoughts on the bond between art and young audiences flourished. She has a particular fondness for very early childhood.

As an actor, Laurence has been in close to 150 performances of the play Edredon, in different countries since 2011. She is currently developing Terrier, a young audience coproduction between Théâtre du Gros Mécano and Les Incomplètes.

As director and playwright, she coauthored Edredon, EAUX, as well as six short pieces for very young audiences (Noctambules, Ruelles, Mers, Champs, Ciels, Forêts).

With Les Incomplètes, she also initiated important cultural action projects for early childhood, along with being joint artistic director for two early childhood exhibitions presented at the Musée national des beaux arts du Québec (Sentiers et Dehors/Dedans).

Audrey Marchand

Audrey began training as an actor at the CÉGEP in St-Hyacinthe, and finished at Université Laval’s theatre program.

Theatre for young audiences grew as a passion during the time she worked as host and artist-facilitator at the Théâtre jeunesse Les Gros Becs. It was also there that her thoughts on the bond between art and young audiences flourished, and that she encountered an audience of little ones for the first time.

Since 2009, she has focused her research around infants as audience members, with an approach based on movement, imagery and sensory experience.

Audrey Marchand is cofounder of Les Incomplètes theatre company.  She wears many hats in the company, depending on the project: actor, director, playwright, or artistic director.

As an actor, she has close to 150 performances of the play Edredon under her belt, in different countries since 2011. She is currently developing Terrier, a young audience coproduction between Théâtre du Gros Mécano and Les Incomplètes.

As director and playwright, she coauthored Edredon, EAUX, as well as six short pieces for very young audiences (Noctambules, Ruelles, Mers, Champs, Ciels, Forêts).

Since the company’s beginnings, she has initiated important cultural action projects for very early childhood. She also held joint artistic direction for two early childhood exhibitions that were presented at the Musée national des beaux arts du Québec (Sentiers et Dehors/Dedans).

Josiane Bernier

After studying theatre and philosophy, Josiane completed professional training at l’École de danse de Québec in 2010. She has since worked as a dancer with Marilou Castonguay, Caroline Drolet, Priscilla Guy, Roxanne Laporte, Harold Rhéaume, Catherine Tardif (Osez!2010/Danse K par K), Mario Veillette, Jacynthe Carrier, Le Papillon blanc, danse, Les Incomplètes and Théâtre Rude Ingénierie.

She has participated for the past four years in the ambulatory theatre event at the Carrefour international de théâtre (Où tu vas quand tu dors en marchant…?) where she appeared in the various sites devised by Nancy Bernier, Anne-Marie Olivier, and the BGL collective.

She also works as artistic associate with Les Incomplètes theatre company for many multidisciplinary projects aimed at young audiences.

At the very heart of her artistic approach, Josiane has a particular eye for an interdisciplinary aesthetic, sensory experience and the body’s progression in a performance space.  She finds compelling the actor or dancer’s state of presence, required by children’s theatre, and the authenticity that emerges from that creative space. Les Incomplètes is her playground for exploring these different these artistic priorities.

She is an active member of all the company’s projects, and plays the parts of actor, choreographer, director, playwright, répétitrice [rehearsal assistant] and cultural mediator.