JUSTIN P. COWAN

PRODUCER - DIRECTOR

 

PRESS AND REVIEWS

The Santaland Diaries
by: David Sedaris
 
 

"As a result of director Justin Cowan’s superb execution, 'The Santaland Diaries' is able to capture the very human underbelly of a holiday season, where aggression and dysfunction are most often masked with seasonal faux cheer." 

 

-Brandon C. Jones - Greensboro News and Record

Sunday in the Park with George: In Concert
by: Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
 
 

"If its inaugural season, under the guidance of Justin Cowan, is any indication; North Carolina Summer Rep will be a stunning showcase that will bring in audiences from miles around"

 

-Lynn Jessup, Greensboro News & Record

Over the Tavern
by: Tom Dudzick
 
 

“Artistic Director, Justin Cowan, gets it all right. With the end of his second season, he has redefined our idea of what quality professional theatre means.”

 

-Di Saggau, The Island Sun

Sweeney Todd: In Concert
by: Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
 
 

"A gift to the senses.  The talented actors, ensemble, and orchestra demonstrated the many gifts UNC-Greensboro students offer to the city.  At times, close to 60 performers were on stage, yet the narrative, lyrics, and voices never muddled.  Thank you for an exhilarating gift to Greensboro."

-Laura Hunt, Greensboro News & Record

It Runs in the Family
by: Ray Cooney
 
 

“The Herb Strauss Theatre, which in the past offered forgettable revues, has a new Artistic

Director. It’s obvious he has a fresh vision for the venue, and has dedicated himself to

bringing quality theatre to the island.”

 

-Nancy Stetson, Florida Weekly

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
by: Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbeck
 
 
"A different space changes - and possibly sharpens - the show from the previous incarnations I've seen...an early front-runner for 'Best Musical of 2012' [Southwest Florida Theatre Season]."
 
-Chris Silk, Naples Daily News
 

 

Ain't Misbehavin'
Music by: Thomas "Fats" Waller
 
 
"Ain't Misbehavin' has a first act that will knock your ears as well as your socks off, and a second act that will come back for the rest of you."
 
-Marsha Wagner, The Islander
 

 

Das Barbecü
by: Jim Luigs and Scott Warrender
 
 
"The five actors juggle a breakneck pace and more than 30 roles...spirited, subversive, and very funny...but underneath all that silliness is a heart as big as Texas."
 
-Charles Runnels, News Press

 

The Winter Wonderettes
by: Roger Bean
 
 
"Inspired laughter that shook the walls and left patrons gasping for breath.  Hard to believe a revue could do that - but it did."
 
-Chris Silk, Naples Daily News