Mathilde Addy Laird started to be interested in representation at a very young age. After having practiced dance and gymnastics for a long time, she became interested in theatre. She is therefore studying at Cégep de St-Laurent, where she decides to make theatre her profession. Very quickly, she chose creation by training with 3 other actresses the Théâtre AcharnéE.
At that time, she developed a marked interest in theatre that could be described as committed. She is interested in artistic forms that can denounce and question our choices of societies. To acquire more solid professional tools, she then studied at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal where she met several traditional theatrical forms. It is by going beyond the walls of education that she begins her own process. She will then question traditions and seek another type of experience. What interests him now, beyond the game, is the very experience of exchanging with the spectators during a live art performance. The notion of giving, receiving and transforming the spectator becomes a necessity for her. She will therefore explore this aspect of the game as an interpreter, but also as a creator, puppeteer and dancer, especially in the field of theatre for young audiences through numerous interdisciplinary shows. Mathilde is inspired by the natural openness of children and their extreme generosity, and seeks to recreate this relationship with adults. His approach is refined by working with Reynald Robinson, Pierre-Paul Savoie, Hélène Ducharme and Germain Pitre.
Mathilde’s research as a performer, creator and director focuses on the social and committed aspect of the living arts, but also on the fragile boundary between fiction and reality. The spectator dominates his approach, since without him nothing is possible. She seeks to understand how, through a process of self-fiction, theatrical presence can meet the transcendental experience of the scene.