Henry Shikongo

HENRY AUSTIN SHIKONGO is a professional actor/teacher from Ottawa, Ontario. He has performed in Canada, the United States and has toured internationally across Europe. Past credits include a musical adaptation of the Imaginary Invalid by Moliere which won multiple theater festival awards in Russia. Back in Canada he was cast in back to back productions of Twelfth Night, Blood Brothers and Hamlet all of which were nominated and won in several categories for the Capital Critics Circle and in Boston he was cast in Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge at the ART which was ranked in Boston's top 10 shows of 2013. Henry is a graduate of the Ottawa Theater School Acting Conservatory, holds an MFA degree in Acting from the Institute of Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, studied physical theater dynamics at the Dell' Arte International School of Physical Theater in Blue Lake California and studied at the Moscow Art Theater School in Russia. Henry is a certified Personal Resilience Mentor with the Heart Math Institute, which is an international organization which does ground breaking scientific research with the human heart and its relation to the brain and body. This past summer he joined the core faculty of Northwestern University's National High School Institute teaching voice/movement and directed a production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood. In his spare time Henry is an avid reader, researcher and student of the sciences. Henry is proud to be joining the theater department at Oswego State University teaching acting and directing.