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...is a professional actor, director and teacher. He is presently assistant professor of Acting / Directing at WOU. He holds a B.A. in Theatre from Lakeland College (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) and an M.F.A. from the Professional Actors Training Program at U.W.—Milwaukee.

As a working member of Actors’ Equity Association, Janoviak has performed at regional and professional theatres across the country and abroad, including The Northern Stage Company in Milwaukee; The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas; Actor’s Repertory Theatre in Summerlin, Nevada; and five seasons with the Utah Shakespearean Festival (USF). In 1991, Janoviak played Dolan in Israel Horovitz’s dark comedy Line at the Theatre Hebertot in Paris, France; and in 1992, he played Tom Joad in a production of The Grapes of Wrath that toured in Australia. Other Favorite roles include Bobby in American Buffalo at the Northern Stage Company; Damis in Tartuffe and Corbaccio in Volpone (both at USF); and title roles in Hamlet and Dr. Faustus at Milwaukee’s Performing Arts Center, the latter of which won national acclaim in Theatre Week’s Best of 1990 issue.

His film credits include a small role in Matin Scorsese’s Casino, and feature roles in two independent films. He has also done voice over work in numerous commercials and countless industrial films.

Janoviak served as artistic director of the Spotlight Theatre Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for five seasons and has directed over thirty professional and university productions throughout his career. His productions of Lone Star, Buried Child and Biloxi Blues at Manitowoc Center Stage were named the three best theatre pieces of 1998 in Green Bay’s Herald Times Reporter.

Janoviak has been teaching acting for over a decade. He served as head of the Spotlight Theatre company’s educational outreach program, has taught private audition and acting seminars, and was head of acting at the University of Wisconsin—Manitowoc for three years, where he also served as artistic director of Manitowoc Center Stage.

Most recently, Janoviak completed his fifth season at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, where he played Lucentio in Taming of the Shrew and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. During his seasons at USF, he also taught seminars in acting and fight choreography as part of the festival’s Camp Shakespeare and Educational Outreach programs.

David teaches voice and movement, acting, advanced acting, directing, production styles and make-up at WOU. During the 1998-99 academic year, he will be directing Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues and John Logan’s Hauptmann. Janoviak will also be conducting audition seminars for students every winter to prepare them for graduate training programs, URTA’s, and professional theatre auditions.

He has mentored his acting students into graduate or advanced training programs (oftentimes with scholarships) across the country, including DepPaul University, The Hart School of Theatre, Southern Utah University and The Professional Theatre Training Program in Milwaukee.

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