Elie Marchand is a writer and a multidisciplinary artist. In 2018, they co-founded Libre Course, a feminist theatre company dedicated to youth theatre. They wrote, co-directed and performed the company’s first show, Récit d’une chaussure, which was played more than 40 times in 2019 alone. Their play Soeurs Sirènes was published by a feminist publishing house and it is now touring in Montreal. With the help of a production company, Elie is currently working on adapting the play into an animated short film. In 2020, Elie was invited by La Minoterie (a French company) and Petits Bonheurs (a Quebec festival) to write, direct and choreograph Racines. The play, written for 18-month-old toddlers and up, is now touring in France and Canada. Elie is currently working on a new project as a writer and director, Cœur de neige en juillet.
Elie is also writing for audiences beyond youth. Their play Je suis perdue, toi aussi was selected by the Festival du Jamais Lu in 2021. Elie is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Theatre at UQAM. Their thesis focuses on the relationship between witches and new technologies.