Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer is a Benedictine monk of Saint John’s Abbey. He grew up in Phillips, Wisconsin and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1976. He completed his MA in Directing from the Chicago School of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2002.
After working as a ringmaster/performance director for a number of circuses throughout North America for 13 years, Br. Paul-Vincent entered Saint John’s Abbey in 1993. Beginning in 1995 he taught and directed theatre at Saint John’s Preparatory School for thirteen years. After serving as full time vocations director for Saint John’s Abbey for five years, we are pleased he returned to Saint John’s Preparatory School in 2012 to direct Theatre once again. In 1997, he established a Circus Camp at Saint John’s Preparatory School. Br. Paul-Vincent has also directed for the Saint Cloud Civic Theatre and the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Opera Workshop.
While Br. Paul-Vincent thoroughly enjoys working with the entire school community of Saint John’s Prep his greatest joy are the students. “I am constantly amazed and inspired by the talent and creativity of our young people. We work hard and play hard, and in the end as a disciplined ensemble, we create something much greater than any one person could imagine. I am so very blessed to be able to work here!”