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About the Instructor
Since graduating cum laude from Yale University in 1983, Owens has worked as an actor, director and teacher in theatre, television and film.
On stage, Owens appeared on Broadway in "Romeo and Juliet" with Orlando Bloom. Other recent credits include Oscar Wilde's "Salome" with Al Pacino, the Chicago premiere of David Mamet's "Race" at the Goodman Theatre, "Opus," "As You Like It," and "Henry V" at Two River Theatre, and "Julius Caesar" as Casca at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. He has portrayed roles - including Romeo, Richard the Third, Othello and Puck - at numerous theatres, including the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Long Wharf Theatre, the Hartford Stage Company and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
On film, he has appeared in "Wilde Salome" directed by Al Pacino, "Stonebrook" with Seth Green, "The Paper" directed by Ron Howard, "Play the Game" with Andy Griffith, and the currently playing "Dreams." His television credits include "The Cosby Show" and "Built to Last," as well as appearances on "The Leftovers," "The Affair," "Without a Trace," "Boston Legal," "Medium," "Journeyman," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Las Vegas," "The Wedding Bells," "Law and Order," "Law and Order S.V.U.," "The Guiding Light," "That's So Raven," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Flash Forward."
As a director, Owens has staged productions of "King Lear," "Much Ado About Nothing," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Richard III," "As You Like It," "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," and "Tartuffe," as well as one-act plays by Chekhov, "Overruled" by Shaw, and Mamet's "American Buffalo." In Los Angeles, he directed "Macbeth" for the Circus Theatricals Theatre Company and co-directed with Lee M. Cohn the popular show "Inside Private Lives."
Owens has taught Shakespeare at the Herbert Berghof (HB) Studio. He has also taught at Yale University, the Gene Frankel Studio, and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. He is the founder and artistic director of The Brooklyn Shakespeare Company and is the recipient of the BACA Brooklyn Bridge Award and the Danny Kaye Award. He studied acting with Uta Hagen, Nikos Psacharapoulos, Austin Pendleton and Bart Teush.