Johanna Kasimow

Johanna Kasimow

Visiting Assistant Professor
acting & movement
MFA, University of the Arts/Pig Iron School (Philadelphia)
BA, Colorado College
Office: 
033 TB
Phone: 
319.353.2703

Johanna's expertise is in clown/mask; civic and social practice art; community-based theatre; theatre of the climate crisis; and contemporary performance.  She is currently developing The Grüb (Yiddish for grave) through a residency with HATCH (Harrisville Atelier for Theatre, Creation and Hypothesis), an incubator for female-identified and non-binary theater artists to develop new work.  Inspired by her father’s experience of hiding in an underground pit as a young boy during the Holocaust, The Grüb, a theatrical diptych set in a woman’s bedroom and an underground pit, tells a story of hiding across generations. She served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Acting from Spring 2018 to Spring 2020 teaching acting and movement at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.