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SpouseGeorge Economou

Rochelle Owens is an American playwright and director. She was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 26, 1937. Her parents were immigrants from Poland. She has two sisters. Owens attended public schools in Brooklyn and graduated from high school in 1955. She received a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1959.

Owens began her career as a playwright in the early 1960s. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at regional theaters in the United States and Europe. Owens is best known for her play Futz (1969), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other notable works include The Deaf Mute Howls (1972), The War in Heaven (1973), and The Mother and the Whore (1975).

Owens has also directed several of her own plays, as well as plays by other writers. She has taught playwriting at Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of Iowa.

Owens has been married three times. She has two daughters from her first marriage. Owens currently resides in New York City.

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ProfessionPoet, Playwright
EducationUniversité de Montréal


SpouseGeorge Economou
ParentsMolly Bass, Maxwell Bass


AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, Obie Award for Distinguished Plays

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