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Josue Laboucane

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Josue Laboucane

Character Mask


  • Diploma, STUDIO 58 Graduate Theatre Arts


Josue is an actor, teacher, and mask maker from Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada. He spent 12 years living, training, and making theatre in Vancouver and the last 7 seasons acting at the Stratford Festival of Canada. While at the Festival, he studied character mask, commedia dell’arte, and neutral mask with Perry Schneiderman and David Latham. This mentorship led him to shadow Mr. Schneiderman at Ryerson University and Mr. Latham at the Stratford Festival and The National Theatre School. Josue is currently an actor and mask coach at the Stratford Festival where he leads individual tutorials and group classes in character and neutral mask for the company and for the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Training. He trained at the Birmingham Conservatory at the Stratford Festival, the Canadian National Voice Intensive, and he is a graduate of Studio 58 Langara College.

Josue is proud to have worked with such great Vancouver companies as Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Carousel Theatre, Felix Culpa, Axis Theatre and Theatre Replacement. Stratford Festival acting credits include Woodenshoes in The Front Page, Peter Simple in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors, and Costard in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Other Stratford credits include The Tempest, Napoli Millionaria, Timon of Athens, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, Othello, The Beaux Stratagem, and Mary Stuart.     

8th Season at The Stratford Festival of Canada — Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, acting in Hamlet, & Wolf Hall