Mário Lourenço

I am a Certified Gestalt Therapist, and I graduated from York University with an BA (Hons) in Sexuality Studies with distinction Cum Laude. My interests have driven me to train primarily in experiential-expressive therapies. I received my post-graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto in 2009. I also hold a MEd. in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy from OISE (UofT). In addition to being a men’s group counselor and educator, with roots in pro-feminist theory for over 4 years, have traveled abroad as an Art Therapist with Unicef.

I am both a graduate of the Contemporary School of BalleTheatro (2000) in Porto and the National Conservatory of Theater of Lisbon (2004). In 2003, I was honored to be chosen to represent the national theater of Portugal at the Belgrade International Theater Festival. I have found my home and ‘red nose’ in Toronto. Upon discovering my passion for the art of clown I have been continuously studying and deepening this art with Canadian clown artists such as Smith Gilmour, Francince Cote, Mark Cristman, and John Turner. I have been performing in theater fringe festivals in Canada since 2007.