Paul Owen, scenic designer
Over the course of 35+ seasons at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Paul Owen has designed nearly all the productions in the 30-year history of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. He has designed lighting and costumes for numerous plays in addition to his primary task of designing the environments for most ATL productions, both at the theaterís downtown home and on the road. His work with ATL has been seen on international tours; on national tours to Baltimore, the Kennedy Center, and the Spoleto Festival; and on seven Kentucky tours. As resident designer, he was a key member of the planning team for ATLís expansion projects in 1972 and 1994.
Owen is also a frequent guest designer for other theaters. Recent projects have included productions for Syracuse Stage, Florida Stage, and the Georgia Shakespeare Festival.
A Texas native, Owen spent the first 10 years of his career with the Alley Theatre in Houston. In 1992, he won a Kentucky Governorís Award in the Arts for artistic achievement.
Addendum: Paul Owen resigned from ATL at the end of the 2008-2009 season, after 38 years with the company.
- Program 106
- The Kentucky Nurses Association, Actors Theatre of Louisville scenic designer Paul Owen, the Portland Museum, and community leader Christopher 2X. (#106)