Trained at the École supérieure de théâtre de Montréal (UQAM) and with puppetry masters -such as Fabrizio Montecchi, Massimo Schuster, Pierre Robitaille and Agnes Limbos-Maude Gareau works as a stage director, artistic director and puppeteer. She specializes in shadow and object theatre with her company, Ombres Folles. Maude also studied music and merges her two passions in multidisciplinary works. Between 2011 and 2019, she collaborated with the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) on many concerts and operas.
Since 2005, she has participated in a variety of productions and she has created all Ombres Folles productions for young audiences.
At the heart of her art approach are found in roughly equal parts: humour, critical sense and fantasy. Aware of the problems that beset us from all sides, injustices and inequalities in our society, she is nevertheless convinced of our immense capacity to improve and adapt. And it is in this spirit of hope and lucidity that she likes to create unbridled shows that awaken the imagination while dealing with our fears and taboos.