...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; Actors Repertory Theatre in Summerlin,
Nevada; and five seasons with the Utah Shakespearean Festival (USF).
In 1991, Janoviak played Dolan in Israel Horovitzs 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 Milwaukees Performing
Arts Center, the latter of which won national acclaim in Theatre
Weeks Best of 1990 issue.
credits include a small role in Matin Scorseses Casino,
and feature roles in two independent films. He has also done voice
over work in numerous commercials and countless industrial films.
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 Bays Herald Times Reporter.
has been teaching acting for over a decade. He served as head of
the Spotlight Theatre companys educational outreach program,
has taught private audition and acting seminars, and was head of
acting at the University of WisconsinManitowoc for three years,
where he also served as artistic director of Manitowoc Center Stage.
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 festivals
Camp Shakespeare and Educational Outreach programs.
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 Simons Biloxi Blues and John
Logans Hauptmann. Janoviak will also be conducting
audition seminars for students every winter to prepare them for
graduate training programs, URTAs, and professional theatre
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.