Director, Producer, Educator, Performer and Musician.

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About Johan Bark:

Johan Bark is mainly a theatre director and producer, but also an educator, performer and a musician from Västerås, Sweden.

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, either producing independent work for international touring and performance, or collaborating with established companies.

In 2019, Johan will be working full-time as a producer for Örebro Länsteater in Örebro, Sweden.

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, Johan did a three month placement at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn.

Johan holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Theatre Directing with Distinction from The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Dublin, Ireland, part of Trinity College.


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

Training and workshop experience includes Robert Wilson and his collaborators, 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.

​Johan is a founding member of the 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. The UK-based company is, as of 2019, currently not producing new work. 

​​"This is a strange and moving piece of physical theatre, high-octane and cerebral."
​★★★★ - BroadwayBaby about The Crossing Place (2017).

​"This imaginative, experimental piece keeps the viewer gripped and entertained."
​★★★★ - ThreeWeeks Magazine about The Crossing Place (2017)..

"Visually striking... Unlike anything I've seen at the Fringe."
★★★★ - Tamsin Bracher, Edfringe Review about What Lies Beneath (2017).​

“A beautiful piece of physical theatre which should be highly commended”
★★★★ - Adele Cooke, Edfringe Review about What Lies Beneath (2017).

"The intensity of the physical detail is striking."
- Exeunt Magazine about The Crossing Place (2017).