Visiting Instructor Theatre

Theater Building, 206
Telephone: 651-696-6089

Areas of Expertise

  • Physical Theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Devising
  • Comedy
  • Mask Performance

Macalester Courses

  • Physical Approaches


  • Ecole Jacques Lecoq  1979
  • Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre  1976

Other Activities

  • Grants panelist for The National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, The Minnesota State Arts Board and The Jerome Foundation


Bob is a director, performer and educator. His early influences included street theatre and circus work in Europe. He co-founded the internationally acclaimed Theatre de la Jeune Lune theatre company in Paris and Minneapolis in 1979, and served as co-Artistic Director from 1985 through 2005. Bob is a multi-dimensional theatre artist, credited with acting, writing, directing and/or lighting over 100 productions, with Jeune Lune and other companies. Bob has conceived and directed many original works including: Circus, The Golem, The Description of the World, Circus of Tales, and several works for the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. In 2008 he established Studio 206 in the Ivy Building for the Arts in Minneapolis, with inter-disciplinary artist Shawn McConneloug. Studio 206 is dedicated to the creation of new work and the ongoing training of performing artists. He is also co-founder of The Gymnasium, a consortium of creative risk-takers who are using the arts as a nexus for connections with science, industry, business and innovation. Bob was a 2010-11 Playwrights’ Center McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow and also serves on the faculty of the University of Minnesota.