René recently joined the staff at Dad's Garage as Associate Artistic Director. While at Dad's Garage, René curated and directed The Saturday Morning Pajama Jam, an improvised throwback to the Saturday morning shows of the 80's that featured the world's only improvised cartoon and was hailed by critics at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival as a live version of MTV's Wonder Showzen. He also directed the improvised soap opera Scandal! for 2 mini seasons, 2 nonstop specials lasting 25.5 hours, and 3 full seasons which included Scandal! The Revolutionary War, Scandal! Under The Big Top, and the restaurant-themed season, Scandal! W.T. Friday's. 2010 saw his mainstage directorial debut as he helmed Invasion: Christmas Carol, a show that introduces an improvised element into the classic production creating a never before seen version.
In 2007, he launched The Doug Dank Project, a long form improv show that celebrated the mythic monologist Doug Dank. The Doug Dank Project won the Creative Loafing Critics' Pick for Best Improv Show in 2008. Although the show no longer runs, René continues the Doug Dank tradition with an indepentent ensemble festival that he curates every year called The Last Seen. In 2009, René launched the U.S. debut of the Toronto-born improv format Catch 23. It currently runs monthly at The Earl. Over the last decade René has performed and taught at tournaments and festivals in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary, Regina, Providence, Charleston, and Atlanta. He is an instructor for the Canadian Improv Games and at Improv Camp (a.k.a. "Best Camp Ever") as part of the CIG. In 2011, René will be the camp's Artistic Director. In 2008, he toured Canada in a two-man improv show with Instant Theatre's (Vancouver, BC) Alistair Cook.
With all his remaining time, René DJ's. You can hear him at The Highland Ballroom and Graveyard Tavern. René Dellefont's therapist calls him a walking contradiction; in his lifetime he has sustained 6 head injuries; he used to have a dog named Mitchell.