Assistant / Associate Artistic Director, Stratford Festival 2008 - 2012
Gabourie has worked as a member of the Stratford Festival for 10 seasons, under 3 Artistic Directors.
2001 Gabourie was invited to the Festival to be Assistant Director to Antoni Cimolino on Twelfth Night starring Peter Donaldson & William Hutt and to direct two pieces for the Roberston Davies Celebration, Overlaid & Voice of the People, starring Kate Trotter & Jerry Frankin. In the fall of 2001, Gabourie joined the Festival Directors Office working in New Play Development & Casting.
2002 The Stratford Festivals 50th Anniversary Season, Gabourie acted as Assistant Director on Festival Artistic Director Richard Monette's production of All's Well That Ends Well starring Domni Blythe, Lucy Peacock & William Hutt. Gabourie also directed Bereav'd of Light by Ian Ross, starring Leon Pownall, Derwin Jordan & Gregory Dominic Odjig, for the Inaugural Season of the Studio Theatre. In the fall of 2002, Richard Monette asked Gabourie to attend Middlesex Universities Directing Shakespeare Module and Gabourie spent 8 weeks studying approaches to Shakespeare with a group of international directors and some of the world's leading practitioners of Shakespeare including John Russell Brown & Dame Janet Suzman.
2003 Gabourie returned to the Festival to work with Cimolino on Loves Labours Lost starring Brian Bedford and in that same year, Richard Monette personally nominated Gabourie for the Canada Council, John Hirsch Directors Award.
2006 Gabourie was invited back to the Festival to work with Cimolino on Coriolanus starring Martha Henry & Colm Feore.
2008 Gabourie returns to Stratford to act as the Assistant Director to Des McAnuff on Romeo & Juliet starring Nikki James & Gareth Potter and also to be a participant in the International Directors Summit working with theatrical luminaries such as Mike Alfreds, Jonathan Kent, & Garry Hynes & Christopher Newton.
2008 Gabourie accepted the appointment as the Assistant Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival by Artistic Director Des McAnuff.
2008 Stratford films Des McAnuff's production of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar & Cleopatra starring Nikki James & Christopher Plummer.
2010 Gabourie directs The Two Gentlemen of Verona for the Festival. The first of Shakespeare's works to be mounted at the Studio Theatre.
2010 the inaugural year for the Micahel Langham Workshop for Classical Theatre Direction.
2010 Stratford films The Tempest starring Christopher Plummer.
2010 Stratford takes A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Sean Cullen, Bruce Dow, Chilina Kennedy & Stephen Ouimette to Toronto in association with Mirvish Productions.
2011 Gabourie accepted the appointment as the Associate Artistic Director of the Festival.
2011 Stratford films Twelfth Night starring Juan Chioran, Brian Dennehy, Stephen Ouimette, Cara Ricketts & Tom Rooney
2011 Stratford takes Jesus Christ Superstar starring Chilina Kennedy, Bruce Dow, Paul Nolan & Josh Young to the La Jolla Playhouse & then to Broadway.
2012 The Stratford Festivals 60th Anniversary Season, Gabourie directs the World Premiere of Daniel McIvor's The Best Brothers.
2013 Gabourie is invited back to the Festival to direct the World Premiere of Judith Thompson's The Thrill. Gabourie also remounts The Best Brothers at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
While working at Stratford Dean received the Tyrone Guthrie, Jean Gascon Award. Gabourie considers the founding of the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Theatre Direction to be his most enduring legacy at the Festival.
The Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Theatre Direction
Participants: 2010 - 2015
Sharon Bajer, Eric Benson, Kevin Bennett, Dian Marie Bridge, Christine Brubaker, Jessica Carmichael, Brett Christopher, Mitchell Cushman, Heather Davies, Alan Dilworth, Andrea Donaldson, Darcy Evans, Charlotte Gowdy, Varrick Grimes, Krista Jackson, Ravi Jain, Thomas Morgan Jones, Kate Newby, Rachel Peake, Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Kristen van Ginhoven, Birgit Schreyer Duarte, Ken Schwartz, Andrew Shaver, Rachel Slaven, Bronwyn Steinberg, Rona Waddington, Aaron Willis, Lee Wilson