We had the good fortune of connecting with Josa Maule and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Josa, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
From a young age I’ve always been involved in the performing arts, performing directing and assisting with various community organizations. I wanted to provide serious ,affordable workshops for everyone.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As the Owner of MSOPA(Montreal School of Performing Arts) been serving the acting community by offering serious training in a fun, challenging and safe environment, for three decades we built and foster a sense of community. We encourage people to find their voice within a safe and nurturing space where they can explore and realize their potential. No student is too young or too old, every student who have participated in our workshops are considered a member of our organization for life.
Nothing in life is ever easy but over the years I’ve faced many challenges, trusting the wrong people, financial struggles, major health issues, and depression. Faith in my higher power, gave me the strength to push through, I knew then and I know now that I’m fortunate to do what I love, and love what I do.
Start with a strong foundation, add the tools that are needed, build as you grow, let passion be your guide to give you strength to persevere, be patient, and true. Be the best you
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Pending on the time of the year, lol before Covid? I am pretty much of a home body but when friends do come into town
Live Entertainment or attend one of the Festivals in Montreal
Drinks @ Ye ole Orchard, Typhoon, Thursdays or Burgundy Lion
Brunch: Quoi Neuf, L’ouefferie, Eggsfruitti, Notre boeuf de grace,
Dinner La Louisianna, Rib N Reef, Vargas
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My first shout out is to God! without him I would not be where I am. My family’s support, an amazing staff of teachers, Admin and interns, and our students
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