Direction, visual conceptor for puppets, masks and set, co-author
Co-founder of Les Sages Fous, South from graduated of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City in 1992, a reputed professional theater school run by Sanford Meisner, a founding member of the Group Theatre. South discovered puppetry by working with Bread and Puppet and Dorset Theater in Vermont in 1994, and worked afterwards with several companies in Canada and the United States before founding her company.
South was the recipient of the prestigious “Award for Artistic Creation” from the Quebec Arts Council in Quebec in 2007; South and her collegue Sylvain have received several awards for their co-set design: Jury Prize at the 39th International Puppet Theatre Festival in Zagreb, Croatia, for the scenography Bizzarium: Aquarium (2006); and the Prize for the best scenography and puppets for The Orphan Circus at Spotkania festival in Torun, Poland (2011).
South has participated as creator for all the shows of the company as well as making all of the puppets and sets collaboratively with Sylvain. She has toured as an actor-puppeteer with Parade Issimo and Bizzarium. She directed The Orphan Circus and is currently the director of Tricycle. South has and has toured all over the world with the Sages Fous productions.