Clémence Dufresne-Deslières

Clémence Dufresne-Deslières began taking on film roles as a teenager before entering the National Theatre School of Canada, where she graduated from the acting program in 2021. As a creator, Clémence works with what is wounded, essential and secret. Her approach stems from a tension between a need to be vulnerable and a fear of revealing. She’s interested in the construction of gender identity, courage as a transformative force at a personal and societal level, psychosomatic pain, loneliness and getting together. Clémence’s approach to the stage is non text-centric – objects, words and gestures are on an equal footing. She favors nostalgia and melancholy, but also playfulness. The result is a succession of lively and fragmented tableaux, whose poetry sublimates reality.