The Teachers

The team of teachers, all of whom are former students, work in a collegial way as Jacques Lecoq wished. They divide their schedule between the classes they give in the school and their commitment to the theatre world, as an actor, director or playwright. This enables them to stay in touch with contemporary theatre and nourish their teaching ideas and share them with the students.


Jos Houben studied theatre at the Jacques Lecoq School and with Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux and Pierre Byland.

As an original member of Théâtre de Complicité he co-created and played in « A Minute Too Late », the show that in 1985 changed the theatrical landscape in Great Britain. He collaborates with the company on numerous other projects. In the mid nineties he writes for and directs the absurd comedy cult shows of the  The Right Size (Two Laurence Olivier Awards : Best Entertainment, 1999 and Best New Comedy, 2002) which end up playing in London’s West End and on Broadway. Also in the U.K. he writes, plays and co-produces children’s televison programmes with worldwide distribution and succes : Mr Fixit for Thames TV and Brum for  Ragdoll Productions. As an actor, Jos has collaborated  on several music-theatre shows of contemporary composer Georges Aperghis : « Commentaires »(Paris/Avignon 1996), « Zwielicht » (Munich 1999) and « Paysage sous Surveillance »( Bruxelles 2003) In 2007, he is one of the actors of « Fragments », a compilation of short Samuel Beckett pieces directed by Peter Brook.

Since 2003 her travels all over the world with his celebrated one-man show « The Art Of Laughter ».

Jos works  in many countries as a collabotator for theatre, opera , contemporary dance, circus, for and as a teacher for  numerous international organisations, universities and festivals. Since 2000 he teaches at the Jacques Lecoq School.

He lives in paris.