Catherine Bourgeois is the artistic director of the theatre company Joe Jack and John, which she co-founded in 2003. After completing a BA in set design at the École supérieure de théâtre de l’UQAM (Montreal), she obtained a master’s degree in directing at the Central School of Speech and Drama (London). Over the course of the ten productions she has designed and directed with Joe Jack and John, she has won various awards (MEC-Cas, Cochons d’or, Prix artiste mi-carrière from the UQAM Arts Faculty Foundation, etc.) and has earned a reputation as a leader in the performing arts community for her unique aesthetic and inclusive casting. In addition to devoting herself to the recognition and perpetuation of the company’s mandate, which she has defended with passion for 17 years now, Catherine works and militates actively for greater recognition of the practice of women and artists with disabilities in the theatre community.