Department Chair:
Caroline Jackson Smith

Phone: (440) 775-8154

Warner Center 100
30 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Justin Emeka ’95

Justin Emeka ’95

Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Rice Hall 7
(440) 775-8648

Justin Emeka

Justin Emeka ’95

Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1995
  • Master of Fine Arts, University of Washington, 2005

Justin Emeka works professionally as an actor, writer, director, and capoeirista. His directing credits include Dutchman, The Glass Menagerie, Macbeth, A Raisin in the Sun, and StopKiss, directed at Oberlin during the spring of 2006. In addition, Mr. Emeka creates original works including Sankofa Theater, Pressure: A Hip-Hop Theater Experience, Where the Wild Things At! and The Revolution Will Not Be Televised! Mr. Emeka is a member of Actors Equity and has performed at the Yale Repertory Theatre, ACT, the Intiman Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center , and the Seattle Group Theater. He has studied Capoeira Angola for over 10 years, and was one of the first students of Mestre Jurandir in the United States .