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Rob Johansen

Rob Johansen

Visiting Assistant Professor -Acting

M.F.A., Acting from Indiana University, 1995
B.A. Wilkes University, 1990

rjohanse@indiana.edu


In his twenty years in professional theatre, Rob has appeared in 42 productions at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Favorite roles there include Casy in The Grapes of Wrath, the Clown in The 39 Steps, the title role in Cyrano, Twelve years playing Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, Cassius in Julius Caesar and The Man in The Turn of the Screw.
Rob has also appeared in Four One-Man shows in his career. Underneath the Lintel, After Paul McCartney, Don't Forget Winona, and The Cole Porter Radio Hour, which Rob also wrote.

Rob is a founding member of ShadowApe Theatre Company, a professional theatre troop in Indianapolis. Favorite productions include Rope, Gorey Stories and Welcome to the Monkey House.

Rob also has the honor of being the most cast actor in Brown County Playhouse history, appearing in 18 productions from 1993 to 2005. Rob was also the National Champion of the NSAL in 1994.

Rob counts this opportunity to teach at IU as one of the greatest of his life. He is deeply honored and will work every day to make IU students well rounded and well-motivated performers.