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Tom Rowan

Tom Rowan is a playwright, author, and director. He has taught for NYU/Stella Adler Studio and TVI, Inc., among other studios. His many directing credits include A Little Night Music, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Denver Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Director), Landscape of the Body (Westword Award for Best Director), Master Class, Fifth of July, Coastal Disturbances, and the fortieth anniversary New York production of A Chorus Line (Queens Kudos Awards for Best Director and Best Production of a Musical, 2016). He has directed eighteen full productions of Shakespeare plays for venues including The Mirror Players, Princeton Rep, Theater 1010, and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Tom is the author of the books A Chorus Line FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Broadway’s Singular Sensation, and Rent FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Broadway’s Blaze of Glory, both published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. His produced plays include Kiss and Cry, The Second Tosca, and David’s Play (all recently published by Next Stage Press), The Blue Djinn, and Faye Drummond. Tom has an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington School of Drama and completed a directing fellowship with the Drama League. He is a lifetime member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he has worked as Literary Manager and Casting Director; he has also done casting for other companies, including the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Austin Shakespeare, and Urbanite Theatre of Sarasota.