JOHN OGLEVEE is a theatre artist and founding member of Theatre Nohgaku. Since 1996 he has been studying and performing with Richard Emmert, Sadamu Omura, Akira Matsui and Kinue Oshima of the Kita School and Mitsuo Kama of the Ko School. He received his MFA from the University of Hawai’i and is currently ABD in his pursuit of his PhD. He received his BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Apart from noh, he has performed extensively in Europe, North America and Asia with a variety of companies (Rinkogun, Theatre of Yugen, Kee Company, Bread and Puppet, GAle GAtes, et al.) and directors (Richard Foreman, Peter Schumann, Min Tanaka). As a member of Yoji Sakate’s Rinkogun in Tokyo he has performed in the award-winning Darumasan ga Koronda, Joen Sarenakatta Sannin Shimai, Cowra Honcho Kaigi, as well as the Japanese premiere of David Hare’s Power of Yes.