Director, Theatre Practitioner and Musician.

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About Johan Bark:

Johan Bark is mainly a theatre director, but also a performer and a musician currently

based in Dublin, Ireland.

Originally from Västerås, Sweden, Johan has since a very young age been involved

in all kinds creative work, ranging from music and theatre, to film and media.

Johan is a founding member of theatre and visual arts company Romantika, which in 2017 took two different theatre performances, both directed by Johan,  on an European tour to England, Sweden, Scotland and France, performing 61 different times in total. This project was mainly produced by Johan.
Romantika's website can be found HERE:

Johan has a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in the European Theatre Arts from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Perfromance, London, UK.

As part of this course, in the Winter of 2016, Johan did a three month placement at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn.

Johan is currently studying a Masters in Fine Arts in Theatre Directing at The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Dublin, Ireland, part of Trinity College.


Besides his studies, Johan is also an active freelancer working on theatrical and music projects with practitioners and companies such as Robert Wilson (US), The Watermill Center, Awake Projects (SWE/UK), Iron Shoes Theatre Company (US).

Training and workshop experience includes Ariane Mnouchkine (FRA), John Britton (UK), Song of the Goat theatre (POL), Gardzienice (POL), The Lab Collective (UK) and OBRA Theatre Company (UK/FRA).

Johan is an Associate Artist of theatre company Awake Projects, an associate theatre director in Yellow Collective (Spain) and a member of ASSITEJ - Sweden (The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People). 

Directing, performing and other professional engagements in the arts combined, Johan has been professionally involved in the creative industry in Ireland, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Sweden, the US and Portugal. 




Current and upcoming projects:​

July 2018: 
Johan will direct a full-length, public theatre production of Lars Norén's Demons ​with the third year acting students of the Lir Academy in Dublin, Ireland, as part of his final assessment for his Masters in Fine Arts degree.

July-August 2018:
​Johan will participate in the 2018 International Summer Program at the Watermill Center, New York, led by renowned American theatre director Robert Wilson, and his collaborators. 

August-October 2018:
Johan will act as the assistant director for Dritëro Kasapi's production of De Skyddssökande at Stadsteatern, Stockholm. 
​To premiere on the 18th of October. 

Autumn 2018: 
Johan will finish his Masters in Fine Arts studies in Theatre Directing at the Lir Academy, part of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland