Since its foundation in 2015, Théâtre du Renard has been committed to disseminating knowledge from specialized fields such as science, economics and philosophy to its audience. In a formula combining pop culture references, music and object theatre, Théâtre du Renard cleverly combines poetry and humour to make complex ideas accessible and interesting to all.
Foundation of the company by Antonia Leney-Granger
Creation of A Brief History of Time
Blind Date Project, part 1
Start of arts outreach activities
Artistic coaching with Olivier Ducas and Francis Monty of Théâtre de la Pire Espèce for A Brief History of Time (in collaboration with Théâtre Aux Écuries)
Development of The recipe for disaster (La recette du désastre)
Blind Date Project, part 2
Antonia is appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association Québécoise des Marionnettistes (AQM)
Blind Date Project, part 3
Presentation of the Blind Date project at the Festival International des Arts de la Marionnette in Saguenay (FIAMS 2017)
Start of outreach activities in collaboration with Rencontre Théâtre Ados (RTA)
Antonia becomes Vice-President of AQM
Théâtre du Renard joins Les Panachés for tour and booking management
Beginning of the Quantum Physics Project, part 1 : 15 minutes of Quantum Physics (Festival Ouf! 2018)
Antonia receives a grant from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec for research around the Quantum Physics Project.
Research and creation around the Quantum Project
English translation of A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time on tour in Quebec
New artistic workshops in shadow puppetry
Antonia Leney-Granger is a Montreal-based puppeteer, director and educator specializing in object theatre to make complex ideas accessible and fun. She received a CALQ grant in 2019 for a research/creation project on quantum physics and object theatre.
Antonia also works as an educator in puppetry for children and teens, artistic collaborator and assistant director for a few Canadian companies (Théâtre de la Pire Espèce, Belzébrute, Théâtre de la Petite Marée, Libre course, Rencontre Théâtre Ados).
She is very involved in Québec's vibrant puppet community : she was part of the direction committee of Festival Ouf! Off Casteliers, and sits on the board of the Association Québécoise des Marionnettistes (AQM).
Bookings and co-performer
Léa Philippe wears several hats. Sometimes an actress, clown or entertainer, she is particularly interested in comedy, physical theatre, street animation and theatre for early childhood.
Autodidact, Léa Phillipe has trained herself by accumulating a good number of courses and workshops in theatre and acrobatics since 2008.
Her interest in a closer relationship with the audience led her to co-found Les Panachés, through which she promotes her own creations, but also helps tour the work of several
She is the co-founder and president of the Board of Directors of the Festival des arts de ruelle. In 2017, she handled communications for the Festival OUF! Off Casteliers.
In her work, she is interested in the idea of knowledge in all its forms. Her passion for transdisciplinarity drove her to undertake a master's degree at Concordia University in the Fall of 2018, a research-creation project around two artforms that particularly inspire her: puppetry and comics.
She holds a B.A. in Western Culture and Civilization from the Liberal Arts College at Concordia University and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada (Production Program).
In recent years, she has appeared on stage with Théâtre de la Botte Trouée and Théâtre du Bahut. In 2017, she won the silver medal at the 8th Francophony Games in Abidjan in the giant puppetry competition with the Pi Collective.
Board of Directors
Artistic Director, Théâtre du Renard
Drama Teacher, CSPI (Montreal)
Marco Patriarco, L.LL.
President of the board
Daniel Granger, L.LL., MBA, ARP, FSCRP, C.M.
President, ACJ Communication
Stella Leney, Ad.E, IAS.A
Lawyer and Aministrator