Gabrielle Houle

Gabrielle Houle is a multilingual theatre artist, scholar, educator, and translator specialized in physical theatre, masked performance, and Commedia dell’Arte. She trained in Canada, Italy, France, the United States, Costa Rica, and Denmark with people such as sculptor Donato Sartori, Commedia specialist Antonio Fava, director Ellen Lauren (SITI Company, New York), and the artists of the Odin Teatret. As an actor, Gabrielle performed in French, English, and Italian in Canada and in Europe. She has designed masks for theatre, dance, and film. Gabrielle has also taught theatre and directed plays in universities across the country. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Lethbridge. Her current SSHRC-funded research projects focus on oral history of performance, masks, and puppetry arts.