Paul Owen

Paul Owen (Scenic Designer) celebrated his 50th year as a theatrical designer in 2010. From 1960 to 1970 he served as resident designer for Nina Vance’s Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, designing sets, lights and costumes for the majority of the productions. Owen left the Alley in 1970 and joined the staff of Actors Theatre as resident designer in 1971. He continued in that capacity until semiretiring in 2009. During those 38 years, he designed approximately 1,500 productions, including all of the state, national and international tours, as well as a number of guest designs for other regional theatres. Owen has designed several productions since his retirement, the most recent being Atomic Bombers at the University of Louisville and the musical Honk for avenue in Marshaltown, Iowa. Owen was honored in 1993 with The Kentucky Governor’s Award for Artistic Achievement. In 2005 he received the Eddy Award from Entertainment Design Magazine on behalf of Actors Theatre, and in 2010 he was awarded the Hanover College Medal for Excellence in the Arts.

Last Updated: September 7, 2017

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