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Six@Six: Faculty Series- The Play's the Thing
The Mercantile Library
Cincinnati, OH
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Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 6:00 PM - Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 7:30 PM | Free - $6.00


Six@Six: Faculty Series- The Play's the Thing
Presenter: Sue Ott Rowlands, vice president and provost

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Mercantile Library

Online ticket sales end at noon today. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or check.

Lecture Description

In Mud Nostalgia, Ohio playwright Mark Evans Bryan blends humor, mountain music, and documentary film about snake handlers to tell the story of a woman struggling to understand love and faith, even as she is betrayed by both.  Actor, director, professor, and provost Sue Ott Rowlands will blend parts of this deeply spiritual one-act play as she steps in and out of character to talk about the power of the theater to raise awareness of social issues. Ms. Ott Rowlands, who collaborated with Bryan on the play, will discuss how the idea of it was born and nurtured  and how it has been received in performances around the world.

Sue Ott Rowlands
Sue Ott Rowlands is Northern Kentucky University's Vice President and Provost. She served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech from 2007-2013 and as Interim Dean at the University of Toledo from 2005-2007.

Ott Rowlands also served as chair of The Ohio State University's Acting/Director Program from 1997 until 2002, overseeing curriculum, recruitment and assessment for the program that enrolled over more than 300 undergraduate students and 20 Master of Fine Arts students. Prior to her time at OSU, she was head of the acting program and assistant professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis. She also has extensive international teaching experience, with visiting faculty appointments in Sri Lanka, Hungary and New Zealand.

Ott Rowlands earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and
Directing from the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. in Education from Oklahoma Christian College.

Ott Rowlands' career has spanned higher education
administration, university teaching, arts administration and professional theatre. She continues to work actively to establish and promote international study abroad opportunities and international arts exchanges. She is the mother of two daughters and grandmother of three.


The Mercantile Library (View)
414 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States



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