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Johan Godwaldt

Johan Godwaldt
  • Title Associate Theatre Faculty
    Designer/T.D.
  • Work Phone 574.807.7196
  • Office Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center, Room Room 155 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

Grew up in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Attended Northwestern College in Orange City Iowa. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy and Theatre. He then attended University of Missouri at Kansas City. Where he met his wife Debra. While at UMKC he earned a MFA in Design and Technology.

Upon Graduation from UMKC he served as Technical Director at Mankato State University. He also served as Lighting Designer on numerous productions. After 3 years at Mankato State he moved to New Orleans to teach at Loyola University, During their time at Loyola the family was increased with the addition of two children, a son Tiemen, and a daughter Sarai. Johan served as T.D. Lighting Designer at Loyola.

After four years the Godwaldt family moved to upstate New York. Johan held the position of TD at State University of New York at Oswego for 16 years. During his tenure at Oswego Johan also did lighting design and scenic design for many productions. He was awarded the Chancellor’s Award of Excellence for Professional Staff. He also was selected by KC/ACTF for the Lighting Design Intensive for his work within the lighting area.