Jos Houben

Jos Houben studied at the Ecole de théâtre et de mime Jacques Lecoq (Paris) with Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, and Pierre Byland. A founding member of Complicité, he performed and co-created A Minute Too Late, a work that shook up the theater scene in Great Britain in 1985. Jos was the director and writer of the absurd-burlesque duo in The Right Size (1999) presented in London and New York. Again in Great Britain, he co-produced and performed in several comic television series. In France, Jos Houben works regularly as an actor with Georges Aperghis (Commentaires,Zwielicht andPaysage sous surveillance). In 2008, he was one of the actors in Fragments based on the writings of Samuel Beckett and directed by Peter Brook. In 2013, he co-created Mauricio Kagel’s Répertoire with Françoise Rivalland and Emily Wilson. In 2013-2014, he worked with Jean-François Peyret on RE:Walden. In parallel to this, his one-man show The Art of Laughter, has toured the world many times over. Jos Houben works with theater troupes, opera companies, circus schools, international organizations, universities, festivals, dance and magic schools, and, since 2000, teaches at the École Jacques Lecoq.