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Drama Therapy Faculty: Dave Mowers

Dave Mowers, MA, LCAT            
Dave Mowers, MA, RDT, LCAT is the Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts at Bishop Henry B. Hucles Episcopal Nursing Home

Prior to his training at NYU, Dave Mowers worked for twenty years in the professional theater as an actor, director, teacher, writer, and consultant. In New York, the focus of his directing work was on new play development at theaters including The Atlantic Theater Co., Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Rattlestick, Primary Stages, and Manhattan

Theatre Club. At MTC he was a staff member in the musical theater development office, and worked on the artistic staff with Robyn Goodman and Michael Bush. Regionally, his work was seen at Charlotte Rep, Delaware Theater Company, Meadowbrook Theater, The Actor’s Gang, 7 Stages, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, and others. He was a resident director for Thesbitheateret in Tonsberg, Norway, directing an annual production of Shakespeare in Norwegian translation, for which he was awarded the Kings Medal for Cultural Service.

As a solo performer, he toured with five full-length autobiographical performances to such venues as Second City Chicago, story telling festivals and fringe festivals. He is a MOTH Grand Slam Champion, and his work has been heard on NPR, Studio 360, and He was twice named Best in Festival at the NYFringe, and Critic’s Pick in Chicago for three years running.

Dave Mowers holds an MA in Drama Therapy from NYU, a diploma from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and a BA in English from UCLA. He is a personal coach with training and certification from NYU. He has been a teacher at The Atlantic Theater Company School, NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing MFA Program, Emory University, and School for the Visual Arts.

Advanced Practices: Therapeutic Theater

Research Interests:
Therapeutic Theater
Playmaking as a Primary Process
Co-Active Therapeutic Theater
Embodied Encounter