Lua Shayenne Josée is very efficient and extremely clear as to her strategy. She identifies key areas to focus on and gets the work done in a timely fashion. She sends regular updates and always follows up before and after an interview. Her experience working with the French Media and the African and Caribbean community was a great asset for are two productions so far. The result was great coverage from the media including the French press and radio, Rogers TV, OMNI and the TorontoStar. Her professionalism and her work ethic are the reason why she is our trusted publicist! She’s truly a SuperWoman: the most professional and super organized EVER!
~ Lua Shayenne – Founder, choreographer, dancer – Lua Shayenne & Co. –

Matt Zimbel “Josee Duranleau caught my eye when she got my french girlfriend, who was part of an ensemble cast doing a French   play in Toronto a 1/3 of a page feature in the Toronto Star with a huge picture and her name in 48 pt type…  you know the size of type that usually only comes with a murder conviction attached to it. I thought , “wow, last time i checked the Toronto Star was an english paper, this Duranleau Communications must be some convinquante”. So I met with Josee, was charmed by her vision and get it done approach.  I was also impressed with her frankness.  When i told her our strategy, she said, “it’s all wrong”.  We went through it, she understood why we choose the direction and she executed brilliantly…with english and french media. She got tremendous results and had to fight for them and she was always a pleasure to work with. Manteca has worked extensively with public relations firms in the US and Canada for 35 years and without reservation Josee Duranleau is one of the absolute best.”
~ Matt Zimbel, Musician/Producer – |

Hari Krishnan - inDANCE “inDANCE has had the privilege to work with Josée Duranleau since 2009. It is directly due to Josée’s skills as an ace publicist that resulted in the company receiving major press from all over the GTA area. She is a delight to work with. She is an exceptionally intelligent, conscientious, and highly motivated publicist. Throughout my experiences with her, she conveys a professional presence and charisma that draws the press to her with her highly talented skills and public persona. Her work ethic, efficiency, attention to detail, and overall organizational skills continue to amaze and inspire all of us at inDANCE. We look forward to continue working with Josée for many more years to come.”
~ Hari Krishnan, Artistic Director, inDANCE –

“YPT has worked with Josée Duranleau for the past 8 years and she brought us more media attention during this time than at any other point in our 47-year history. Josée Duranleau is a results-driven creative thinker and a joy to work with.”
~ Marilyn Hamilton, Director of Marketing – Young People’s Theatre

Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion “We’ve worked with Josée for over 10 years now for theatre and film projects and there’s several good reasons why – she consistently scores great publicity through her well-established media network, provides a personalized and tailored approach to projects of all shapes and sizes, is always ready to go the extra mile and take on new publicity challenges, and has been nothing but a pleasure to work with time and time again.”
~ Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion – Sable & Batalion |

John Van Burek“For the past ten years, Josée Duranleau has been the publicist for Pleiades Theatre. She has never failed us and we have always been enormously grateful, impressed and pleased by her ability to get the press corps to pay attention to what we do. Ms. Duranleau enjoys an especially cordial and trustworthy relationship with the drama critics of the Toronto media and we always say that if Josée can’t get them to come out, no one can. We attribute this to her winning personality, her polished professionalism and her sincere love of the art of theatre. Both the press and the people know and trust her when she speaks for us as our Publicist. This makes all the difference in the world.”
~ John Van Burek, Artistic Director, Pleiades Theatre –

Rhoma Spencer “Josée Duranleau’s work on our productions of I Marcus Garvey and Obeah Opera gave our company added public presence over the last two years. Her attention to detail and her collaborative spirit makes her a standout among the rest.”
~ Rhoma Spencer, Artistic Director of Theatre Archipelago

“Hiring Josée to work on a project has always been a great decision. I have seen her in action for both small theatre productions to large events as well as in French and English and her dedication and attention to detail is always a great addition to the team. Her ability to understand the stories behind the work and then communicate that to the media is what makes her stand apart. She is able to come along for the ride and get many others to come along too. Her passion for great art in this city is only matched by her passion to have it be noticed.”
~ Katherine Grainger, Producer

Marilo Nunez“It has been a pleasure working with Josée over the past five years. Her passion for theatre, her support of the arts and her friendly manner has really helped us (a small independent theatre organization) to achieve recognition and credibility with the local media outlets. This past summer, due to budget cutbacks, we could not hire Josée for our annual festival. We really, really felt her loss! From now on, we will work really hard to not have that scenario happen again! Extra grant writing is worth it! We love Josée!”
~ Marilo Nuñez, Artistic Director and Producer – Alameda Theatre Company

Shawn Byfield“Josée’s PR service can be described with one word: Terrific! I’ve worked with Duranleau Communications for three major productions including the award-winning musical “i Think i Can” at Young People’s Theatre. Because of Josée, I’ve had exceptional success appearing in all the key newspapers and doing live broadcast interviews on the major networks. More importantly, those appearances directly increased box-office receipts, created buzz in the city, and boosted attendance to each of my productions. At the end of the day, Josée knows not just how to get you publicity, but WHERE you should be seen for maximum exposure to get the results you want. Terrific!”
~ Shawn Byfield, Award Winning Choreographer –