Artistic DIRECTORY - bio and a warm thank you!
Anika Lirette is a theatre and cinema artist, director, project creator and crowd facilitator in Acadie. She has performed throughout Acadie and Louisiana, in Maine, in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, in Québec and more recently, in Germany.
Young ambassador for the francophonie des Amériques, she has travelled a few times to New York, Louisiana, Maine and Costa Rica. She has been co-directing the Théâtre Alacenne since 2003. She has lived abroad most precisely in Eastern Europe. She sends a warm thank you to Phare-Est Média for the signature of her third documentary Grand-Pré Écho de l’UNESCO. Anika takes on the artistic direction, the writing and staging of the new stories this summer.
Anika wishes to thank all collaborators and creators who have participated close or far to the creative process : Mermaid Theatre and most importantly Jim Morrow for his mentorship, Jean-François Mallet for musical arrangements, Soeur Claudette Melanson for her generous acceptance of sharing her song, Angèle Arsenault for kindly permitting the Société Promotion Grand-Pré to use her song, Struan Robertson, Victoria Marston for costumes, Daniel LeBlanc for coaching the violin, Mélanie LeBlanc for the musical research, Michael J for the technical assistance, the Parks Canada team and, of course, the dear historians - and advisors Ronnie-Gilles LeBlanc, Stephen White, Barbara Le Blanc, Gerald Gloade and Jonathan Fowler.
¨We are in constant evolution. The visitors are an active part of the creative process. We are excited to share the new experiences with everyone. ¨