Raymond Louter graduated from Dordt College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts in 1982 after which he entered the Master of Fine Arts program in performance at York University in Toronto. In 1986 he began the theatre department at Redeemer University College. In 1993 he completed an M.A in Drama at the University of Guelph. In the past years, he has directed many plays but most recently: Under Milkwood, Seven Stories, Drama at Inish, Hecuba, Cotton Patch Gospel, The Rivals and As It Is In Heaven. In January of 2003, while on sabbatical, he participated in Sue Morrison’s Clown Through Mask workshop. That same season he was fortunate to be able to play a number of supporting roles in the Theatre and Company production of Einstein’s Gift at the King Street Theatre Centre in Kitchener – a script which later won the Governor General’s Award for drama. In 2014, while on sabbatical for the second time, he played Qoheleth in The Arts Engine Production of Ecclesiastes, directed by Tom Carson, which toured through Hamilton and Toronto.
He recently played the Patrician in Guards Guards Guards directed by Sam Frisk. Ray is a member of the Canadian Association of Theatre Research where he makes contributions to the Peer Review and Somatic Studies Working Groups.
It is a pleasure to have him here at HCA to share his skills and talents in our new program: Intro to Improv.