Team

In order to provide the best possible service, Scéno Plus counts on an exceptional pool of talent and creativity from different fields of expertise.

Architects, theatre designers, interior designers, technology and specialized equipment designers, multimedia designers, technicians, and project managers—all share their expertise and passion on a team that looks upon the most ambitious projects as a call to creative action.

Team members

Lorraine Berthiaume

Lorraine Berthiaume

Chief Operating Officer

Passionate about the world of performing arts, Lorraine Berthiaume graduated from theUniversité du Québec à Montréal Drama Faculty (UQAM) in 1975. Co-founder of Scéno Plus, she has been involved in the development of artistic organizations and in the management of cultural venues, notably in a context of performing art creation and diffusion space development.

As General Manager of Scéno Plus, Lorraine oversees all financial, administrative, and legal operations of the company.

Patrick Bergé

Patrick Bergé

President

Introduced to the world of performing arts at an early age, Patrick Bergé soon observed that existing cultural venues and equipments did not serve artists well. He strongly believed that significant design improvements could be achieved. Combining his passion for arts and architecture, he obtained in 1981 his degree from the Laval University School of Architecture and pursued his studies into numerous acoustical and theatre design seminars in Québec and abroad.

Patrick founded Scéno Plus in 1985 with the vision to develop a global and unique expertise in theatre design, by bringing together a complete range of integrated services under one roof. Since the beginnings, Patrick has personally overseen the design of an impressive number of arts and entertainment projects of all scopes, in Quebec and around the world.

Olivier Berthiaume-Bergé

Olivier Berthiaume-Bergé

Head Designer

Olivier graduated from University of Montréal’s School of Architecture in 2006. He joined Scéno Plus’ team of designers upon graduation, where he developed a specific understanding and expertise in the design of multipurpose facilities of small and large capacity.

Since 2014, Olivier has been responsible for the design of all major projects at Scéno Plus, and as such he designed MGM’s new 5,256-seat Park theatre in Las Vegas and 1,800 multipurpose venue in Cotai (China).

Benoît Panaccio

Benoît Panaccio

Theatre Designer & Project Manager

Trained in Theatrical Techniques at Cégep Lionel-Groulx, Benoit Panaccio has worked on a wide range of performing art productions for several theatre companies.

Benoit is a member of Scéno Plus since 2001 as Theatre Designer and Project Manager. As such, he is in charge of designing and planning theatrical spaces of most of the company’s projects, overseeing all aspects of the project's’ operations. Benoit is also responsible for building site work coordination to ensure that all needs of theatrical design and equipment integration are met.

Hélène Lamontagne

Hélène Lamontagne

Architect

Hélène Lamontagne received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Montreal in 1997. However, as soon as 1993, she participated in the realization of revitalization program of the commercial streets in Longueuil and was also involved in the organisation of numerous architecture exhibitions. After obtaining her degree, she worked for several Montreal-based architecture, interior design and urban design firms, namely Plante and Julien Architects, Alain Richer Architects and Sylvie Perrault Architects.

Hélène joined the Sceno Plus team in January 2007 as an Architect.

François Blais

François Blais

Director | Technology & Specialized Equipment

Francois Blais obtained his degree at the National School of Theatre of Canada (technical department) in 1987. For the next 7 years he worked there as Director of Operations and Technician of the Sound department at Solotech. Afterward he worked for various show and production companies in Montreal occupying different position and gained more experience as Technical coordinator, Tour manager and Production director.

François Blais joined Scéno Plus’ team in 2006 as a technology and specialized equipment integrator and is now leading the department.

Laurence Rivest

Laurence Rivest

Director | Computer Graphics

Multidisciplinary artist, Laurence Rivest joined Scéno Plus in 2010. Having completed her Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design at the University of Indiana, Laurence was first hired as graphic designer, a position that will lead her to that of director of Scéno Plus computer graphics department in 2015. Her keen eye for details, her creativity and her unfailing taste allowed her to provide a strong artistic direction to long-term projects in architecture and interior design while ensuring the development and production of the video animations conveying the features of these projects and the proposed guest experience.

Frank Dufaux

Frank Dufaux

Senior Video Designer | Technology & Specialized Equipment

After earning his degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design at College Salette, Frank Dufaux worked at Moment Factory where he collaborated in designing various multimedia content and conducted several activities of research and development in video and interactivity. He then worked for Cirque du Soleil from 2006 to 2013 where he acted as Multimedia Project Manager for three years and then Multimedia Expert Advisor.

Frank joined Scéno Plus in 2015 as Video Designer; he is responsible of the design of the video systems that are part of Scéno Plus projects. As such, he participated in the design of the video components of Scéno Plus’ current projects.

Simon Léonard

Simon Léonard

AV Designer

Simon Leonard received a complete scene technical training at Lionel-Groulx College in Sainte-Thérèse. After, he worked during 8 years for the Montreal-based firm Solotech, a leader in the sound and lighting industry. As project manager of the audio systems department, he participated in many world tours (musical, rock concert, opera and classical music) as well as TV special events and was thus responsible for the design of the audio systems for various types of venues such as arenas, theatres, convention centers and sport complexes.

Simon Leonard joined Scéno Plus in the summer of 2006 as a senior specialized equipment systems designer and is now the main AV designer of the firm.

Laurence Chartrand

Laurence Chartrand

Communication Manager

Scéno Plus employee since 2007, Laurence assured various positions within the company before becoming Communication Manager in 2011. Strong communicator, passionate about art and design, she plays a key role in Scéno Plus media presence by positioning communication and marketing activities to support the company's vision .

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