Areas of Specialization
Directing, Producing Director/Virginia Shakespeare Festival
Professor Owens joined the Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival in 2004. Prior to that he spent eighteen years heading professional theatre companies in Dallas (Plaza Theatre, New Arts Theatre) and Winchester, VA (Wayside Theatre), and five years in Academia at Dickinson College, Indiana University-South Bend and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. He has directed over 100 professional stage productions from Seattle to Sarasota, including King Lear, Measure for Measure, Amadeus, the regional premiere of David Mamet's Oleanna, Noises Off (3 times), The Learned Ladies, and 10 productions of A Christmas Carol. He directed Bat Boy: The Musical, Pal Joey, As Bees in Honey Drown, Little Shop of Horrors, Dancing at Lughnasa, All's Well That Ends Well and Antigone for William and Mary Theatre as well as The Tempest, Macbeth, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar and The Complete History of America Abridged for the Virginia Shakespeare Festival.
Intermediate & Advanced Acting, Directing, Introduction to Theatre