Aaron Krohn was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in the theatre, raised and inspired by his actor parents. He was a theatre major at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) and received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from The University of St. Thomas.
After a few years working at The Alley Theatre and playing lead guitar in a rock band (elevator Up), he moved to San Diego for his MFA in Acting from The Old Globe Theatre Professional Actor Training Program. It was there he met Tony Award Winner Jack O'Brien, the director who has been one of the single most important influences in Aaron's career, both professionally and artistically.
Aaron moved to New York City in 2000 and began his Broadway career in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love, directed by Jack O'Brien. Since then he has worked steadily in New York City, appearing in many Broadway productions, including Henry IV (with Kevin Kline and Ethan Hawke), Julius Caesar (with Denzel Washington), the Tony Award winning trilogy The Coast of Utopia (with Billy Crudup, Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Ehle, Amy Irving, Richard Easton and Martha Plimpton), and The Farnsworth Invention (with Hank Azaria and Jimmi Simpson).
He recently finished work on his second year of The Bridge Project, a half-English, half-American multi continental three year theatre project, featuring five classic plays directed by Sam Mendes, produced by Kevin Spacey and performed in Asia, Europe, New Zealand, London and New York.
Speaker(s): Aaron Krohn
Date: November 22, 2010
Location: Cullen Hall
Length: 56 mins