Mylène Chicoine Executive & Artistic Director
Mylène has been involved in all things theatre since 2006. She completed a B.Ed with a minor in theatre which she has since put to good use. She has graced the stage as an actor with Merlyn Productions in Winnipeg, debuted directing here in Montreal with Point St Charles Players and produced her first stage play “We Accept Her: A Caravan Calamity” for the Montreal St Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival 2017. Fringe is her favourite and she can be found every year at the Fringe park selling drink tickets!
Her brother and she have been watching gory horror movies since the ages of 7 and 8 and have continued to do so in their adult lives. It’s their thing. Mylène’s love of theatre, horror and producing have led her here: to Le Festival de la Bête Noire. Her vision to smush horror and theatre in the style of Grand Guignol, to scare the pants off her audience and to scare the pants off herself are all becoming an amazing reality.
From actress wannabe, to stage manager, to director, to playwright to producer, to festival director...life is a path which must be traveled with inspiration, determination and passion!
Tyla Webster Assistant Director & Artist liaison
Being quietly coaxed into the awareness of a new day; stiff, cramped, working against the inevitable drying process of her paint is the place Tyla is most present and alive. The obstacle a blank canvas in all forms is a challenge this former eclectic Fine Arts graduate relishes.
A lover of oddies, the grotesque, horror, Tyla has always found the beauty and great affection in lost , unconventional and broken things.The unique experience to take on a roll like this wasn’t one that could be passed by. Although never having any formal theater background of any kind; her previous work experience as a coordinator and project manager has served her well.
Eric Wrazen Technical Director
Eric is a production & technical manager in the corporate event world and has managed dozens of marketing and training events around the world. But don’t hold that against him! Eric’s heart is in the “Dark Arts”, and he frequently provides technical production, sound design, and stage management support to local theatre, music, art and performance events.
An avid fanatic and collector of all things horror from an early age, Eric has been involved in horror culture in and around Montreal since the 1980’s. Eric is also head of R&D at STD Corporate Laboratories, Inc. the mysterious organization behind seminal Doom Synth band, Summon the Dead.
Christian Menard Financial Director
Christian is a professional Boring person. There isn’t really that much to say about this bland middle age white boy that lives in shades of grey (but not the kinky ones like the book, just regular boring grey). He got involved with the festival when Mylène, had the idea of putting this thing on. She basically told him that there was going to be gore in her life. Either we would make it happen on stage, or she was going to turn him inside out and revel in his innards, so now he is putting on this festival with these theater people.
Other than this festival, Christian can sometimes bee (not a typo, just a fringe joke) seen behind the bar at Mainline theater. He has consulted for the Montreal Clown Festival, but otherwise he just works too much in his regular everyday professional boring person job…