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Dean Gabourie (he/him)
Gabourie has worked as a member of the Stratford Festival for 11 seasons, working under 3 Artistic Directors. 
Assistant / Associate Artistic Director, 2008 - 2012

Gabourie considers the founding of the Langham Directors' Workshop, with co-director David Latham and administrator Bonnie Green, to be his most enduring contribution to the Festival.
2023 The Stratford Festival announces that Gabourie will return for their 2024 season, directing Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, starring Lucy Peacock, Rick Roberts, Matthew Kabwe, Anthony Palermo & Sylvia, at the Studio Theatre.
2023 Gabourie is invited back to the Festival as a guest scholar at the Meighen Forum as a part of Stratford's Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the printing of Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Gabourie presents his scholarly work, as well as interviews world-renowned First Folio scholar, Professor Emma Smith, about the miraculous creation of this book of plays.
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.

2012 The Stratford Festivals 60th Anniversary Season, Gabourie directs the World Premiere of Daniel McIvor's The Best Brothers. Gabourie leaves the Festival director's office on October 31st.
2011 Stratford film Twelfth Night starring  Juan Chioran, Brian Dennehy, Stephen Ouimette, Cara RickettsTom Rooney

2011 Stratford takes Jesus Christ Superstar starring Chilina Kennedy, Bruce Dow, Paul Nolan and Josh Young to the La Jolla Playhouse and then onto Broadway.
2010 Gabourie directs The Two Gentlemen of Verona for the Festival.  The first of Shakespeare's works to be mounted at the Studio Theatre.  

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, Garry Hynes, Jonathan Kent & 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.

2006 Gabourie was invited back to the Festival to work with Cimolino on Coriolanus starring Martha Henry & Colm Feore.  
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. 
2002 The Stratford Festival 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 and William Hutt. Gabourie also directed Bereav'd of Light by Ian Ross, starring Leon Pownall, Derwin Jordan and Gregory Dominic Odjig, for the Inaugural Season of the Studio Theatre. In the fall of 2002, Richard Monette asked Gabourie to attend Middlesex University 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; Roy BattersbyJohn Russell Brown, Leon Rubin & Dame Janet Suzman.  

2001 Gabourie was invited to the Festival to be Assistant Director to  Antoni Cimolino on Twelfth Night starring Peter Donaldson, Tara Rosling and William Hutt and to direct two pieces for the Roberston Davies Celebration, Overlaid & Voice of the Peoplestarring Kate Trotter and Jerry Frankin.  In the fall of 2001, Gabourie joined the Festival Director's Office working in New Play Development and casting. 
While working at Stratford, Dean received the Tyrone Guthrie, Jean Gascon Award.


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